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UK economy bounces back from Omicron as more people dine out
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UK economy bounces back from Omicron as more people dine out

The Guardian says Britain’s economy bounced back from the Omicron variant of coronavirus at a faster pace than expected during January, as consumers returned to eating and drinking out in pubs and restaurants.

UK Covid cases rising among those aged 55 and over
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UK Covid cases rising among those aged 55 and over

The Guardian says Covid cases appear to be rising in older people as increased socialising, waning immunity and a more transmissible version of the Omicron variant threaten to fuel a resurgence of the virus.

Rising Covid cases in US nursing homes prompts hospital warnings
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Rising Covid cases in US nursing homes prompts hospital warnings

The Guardian says Covid cases are rising rapidly among US nursing home residents and staff, causing shortages in admissions, exacerbating bed shortages at hospitals in turn, and in some cases requiring the national guard to be called in.

Omicron restrictions eased in Scotland
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Omicron restrictions eased in Scotland

The Independent says the final restrictions put in place in response to the Omicron variant sweeping across Scotland will be eased from Monday.