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Covid live: UK test shortages ‘very worrying’ ahead of New Year; six Canadian provinces see record daily case rises

Nervtag’s Prof Openshaw warns New Year’s Eve ‘perfect’ conditions to transmit virus; Canadian provinces including Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia set records

  • Italy is set to relax isolation rules while Spain will cut quarantine period
  • WHO say not advisable to reduce controls as case numbers surge
  • Chinese police parade suspected Covid rule-breakers through streets
  • UK reports another record rise with more than 183,000 daily Covid cases
  • Up to three Covid jabs a year could be needed for protection, data suggests
  • US sets record for new daily Covid cases amid Omicron surge
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Here’s a reminder of the news overnight that NHS England is looking to set up new “pop-up” Covid facilities. My colleagues Rowena Mason and Aubrey Allegretti report:

NHS England confirmed that it was creating new small-scale “Nightingale” facilities with up to 100 beds each at eight hospitals across the country. The health service said it had asked trusts to identify empty spaces to accommodate beds in places such as gyms or teaching areas. NHS managers are aiming to create up to 4,000 beds as surge capacity if needed, with work on the first tranche, in temporary structures, starting this week.

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