Covid live blog: India deaths pass 500,000, Canada rules out military response to vaccine protests

Posted by on February 4, 2022 1:48 am
Categories: Global Stories

Many experts say Indian toll likely to be much higher; Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he is ‘very, very cautious’ about deploying troops

South Korea has extended Covid-19 social distancing rules on Friday for an additional two weeks as Omicron variant infections soar, including a 9 p.m. curfew for restaurants and a six-person limit on private gatherings, Reuters reports.

The restrictions were due to end on Sunday but South Korea’s prime minister, Kim Boo-kyum, said the extension was necessary to slow the spread of Omicron amid fears the Lunar New Year holiday, which ended on Wednesday, may have fuelled infections.

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