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Pubs and restaurants have opened with full service, and large gatherings are again allowed across the UK. Meanwhile, cases are spiking in Taiwan. Follow the latest with DW.
The global body says the variant may be more contagious than the original form and perhaps resistant to vaccines. India has seen massive infection and death rates, though observers say actual numbers are far higher.
The World Health Organization has welcomed President Joe Biden's pledge to boost the US's vaccine-sharing pledge to 80 million doses. Follow DW for the latest.
The variants were reported in two workers who had returned from Oman and the UAE. Meanwhile, Hong Kong has scrapped a plan to compulsorily inoculate foreign domestic workers. Follow DW for latest.
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