The number of politically motivated offences jumped by more than 23 percent from 2020 to 55,048, the highest level since police started collecting data in 2001.
Greece announces that it will lift most Covid-19 rules for international and domestic flights, while Italy does away with a health pass required to enter restaurants, cinemas, gyms.
The US State Department also advised Americans to reconsider travelling to China "due to Covid-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated."
France has recorded a rare upsurge in outbreaks of the highly contagious virus, believed to have been brought to the country by migrating wild birds.
A study on 1.3 million people aged 60 and older looked at data from the Israeli Ministry of Health database between January 10 and March 2, when the Omicron variant was predominant.
Inspired by Canadian truckers paralysing border traffic with the United States, the demonstrators include anti-Covid vaccination activists and people angry at fast-rising energy prices.
Uganda's government has announced it is suspending mandatory Covid-19 testing at the border with Kenya to battle a fuel crisis that has led to panic-buying and skyrocketing petrol prices.
The UN's International Labour Organization has revised its previous forecast on global employment recovery from the pandemic.
Covid-19 has infected more than 327M people and killed over 5.5M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Covid-19 has infected more than 306.7M people and killed over 5.5M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Giorgio Armani is the first major Italian fashion label to cancel its shows this year due to the new wave of Covid-19 infections surging through Europe.
French researchers say the new variant contains 46 mutations which may make it more resistant to vaccines and more transmissible.
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