Covid news live: South Africa says fourth wave has peaked; US will soon see ‘viral blizzard’, expert warns

Health officials in South Africa say its fourth wave has passed after a dip in infections; the US will see new Covid cases rise dramatically next month, an infectious disease expert warnsUK PM Boris Johnson says UK doing ‘incomparably better’ against CovidPortugal reduces Covid isolation from 10 days to sevenOmicron havoc for airlines as JetBlue cancels almost 1,300 flightsCovid booster jab offered to all adults in England, says governmentItaly is set to relax isolation rules while Spain will cut quarantine periodSee all our coronavirus coverageHello it’s Samantha Lock back with you on the blog as we count down the final hours until 2022.Regions across the world are battling to stem a surge in Covid infections driven largely by the Omicron variant. Continue reading...

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