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Covid news live: Australia to offer jabs to children aged five to 11; US Omicron cases mostly mild, CDC chief says

Australia will begin administering vaccines for children from January; nearly all of the 40 people in the US infected with Omicron were mildly ill

Fury over the release of a video showing Downing Street staffers joking about alleged lockdown breaches in the UK are only the latest scandal to rock British prime minister Boris Johnson’s premiership.

For days, a succession of government ministers batted away questions about whether an illegal party had been held in Downing Street last December during Covid restrictions that banned gatherings of more than 30 people. But on Tuesday night that all changed: a video emerged of Downing Street staffers appearing to joke about a party alleged to have been held inside No 10 just days earlier.

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