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Commuters, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, travel on a packed London Overground train service towards central London on March 1, 2022, during a day of strike action on London Underground services. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
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‘Perfect storm’: Europe Covid rise due to fewer curbs, subvariant

Covid-19 is again surging in Western Europe due to a "perfect storm" of governments lifting restrictions, waning immunity and the more contagious BA.2 Omicron subvariant, experts say
A nurse goes to check on a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France on January 5, 2022. Photo: Nicolas Tucat / AFP
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Omicron less severe but still a threat to health systems

Omicron is causing record numbers of cases around the world, and though it causes less severe Covid-19 experts warn this wave still threatens to overwhelm health systems
Syringe and a screen displaying the main SARS-Cov-2 variants : Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma and Omicron. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP
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Delta still dominates say experts urging third jab

No one knows how effective vaccines will be in stopping the Omicron variant of Covid-19, but while Delta remains the dominant strain experts are urging people to take advantage of booster jabs where they are available