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Covid news live: Schools in England face staffing crisis as Brazil’s Bolsonaro criticises plans to vaccinate young children

Schools in England are ‘teetering on the edge’ with 36% struggling with staff absence rates in excess of 10%; Brazilian president says he will not vaccinate his 11-year-old daughter as infection rates soar

Argentina reported a record number of Covid-19 cases on Thursday for a third day in a row at nearly 110,000, Reuters reports, as the highly infectious Omicron variant drives a third pandemic wave in the South American nation.

The record tally of 109,608 in the middle of the southern hemisphere summer holiday season with tourist centres full of travellers, has not translated into a similar exponential rise in Covid-related deaths, which totalled 40, the government said.

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