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Trade unions in Britain are calling for an immediate public inquiry into the country’s nearly 130,000 deaths from Covid – one of the worst totals in the world.

The Trades Union Congress said the inquiry should examine whether workers were kept safe enough after about 15,000 people of working age died from Covid in England and Wales.

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Data from France has shown that the country’s Covid crisis is beginning to ease as French president Emmanuel Macron plans to relax restrictions in the next few days.

French health authorities said on Tuesday that the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units fell by 58 to 5,943, after the tally set a one-year high of 6,001 on Monday, Reuters reports.

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