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Global Covid-19 cases top 1 million for third day in a row as Omicron spreads, forcing nations to rethink quarantine rules

More than 1.63 million people worldwide were reported to have Covid-19 on Wednesday, the third day in a row with more than a million infections, as the Omicron variant continues to spread.The number will smash the global record set on Monday, with 1.49 million cases reported, when Johns Hopkins University posts the final daily tally on its virus tracker at midnight in Baltimore.The higher transmissibility of the omicron variant, plus its shorter incubation period, ability to evade existing…

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