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More than 500 children admitted to hospital with Covid in England in the week until Boxing Day








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Thousands of New Year’s revelers expected to escape strict Covid-19 restrictions by Wales crossing the border to visit the nightclubs of English towns.

Executives in the nightlife industry in Wales are angry that they are losing trade with their counterparts in England because Welsh nightclubs have been ordered to close and pubs to put in place measures to social distancing.

But the Welsh government said on Tuesday its restrictions were proportionate, with the latest seven-day coronavirus rate per 100,000 people reaching 1,004 – the highest since the start of the pandemic. About 6,000 new infections are confirmed daily, the majority caused by the Omicron variant.

Nick Newman, chairman of the Cardiff Licensees Forum, said he expected many people to leave Wales for England. “It takes 40 minutes from Newport to Bristol and it’s easy to get from North Wales to Manchester or Liverpool. English companies will benefit from this.

“We are extremely disappointed with the position of the Welsh government, in particular not to present the evidence which links the virus to the hospitality industry.”

Mark Finlay, the director of operations for a number of pubs and bars in Wrexham, which is close to the border, said people had to go to places like Chester for a night out with few restrictions.

“It’s frustrating that a few minutes later you can celebrate a normal New Years Eve, but we don’t have that opportunity here. For us, it will be an average night serving people at the table. There will not be the normal party atmosphere. I expect everyone to go to Chester.

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United States reports highest number of daily cases








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GermanyIndia’s highest court has ruled people with disabilities must be protected by legally binding guidelines in case hospitals are forced to introduce a triage system as the country braces for a new wave of more infectious coronavirus .

The Constitutional Court announced its decision on Tuesday, ordering lawmakers to create a legal framework that would prevent people with disabilities from being treated unfairly.

He urged the state to establish criteria that doctors should refer to before deciding which patients would receive life-saving treatment if intensive care units were overwhelmed and resources depleted.

The case was brought by a group of nine people with disabilities and with pre-existing health conditions who feared current medical guidelines would protect them from being overlooked or disregarded if they fell seriously ill with Covid-19.

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Cyprus reports daily record of 2,241 new cases

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