October 17, 2021

Coronavirus live news: WHO warns global weekly deaths rising; UK bans non-essential foreign travel

Germany extends lockdown; WHO criticises Covid vaccine gap as a ‘moral outrage’; Miami extends curfew...

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1.15am GMT

Britain faces a “Covid decade” of social and cultural upheaval marked by growing inequality and deepening economic deprivation, a landmark review has concluded.

Major changes to the way society is run in the wake of the pandemic are needed to mitigate the impact of the “long shadow” cast by the virus, including declining public trust and an explosion in mental illness, the British Academy report found.

Related: UK faces ‘Covid decade’ due to damage done by pandemic, says report

12.48am GMT

The New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is in talks with employers and unions to discuss how to approach border workers who refuse to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

So far 28 border workers have refused to be innoculated three weeks into the rollout, Radio New Zealand reports.

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