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Covid news live: South Africa says fourth wave has peaked; UK doing ‘incomparably better’ this year, says Johnson

Health officials in South Africa say its fourth wave has passed after a dip in infections; Britain is in a better position in the fight against Covid than it was at the end of 2020, Boris Johnson says

South Korea said on Friday it will extend stricter social distancing rules for two weeks amid a persistent surge in serious coronavirus infections and concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant.

The government reinstated the curbs on 18 December, six weeks after easing them under a “living with Covid-19” scheme, as record-breaking numbers of new infections and serious cases put a huge strain on the country’s medical system.

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