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British Friday night press point: Sidney Poitier dies

Meanwhile, the military has been deployed to hospitals in London to tackle staff shortages in the NHS caused by the omicron variant, as weekly staff absences from hospitals in England for Covid-related reasons have increased. increased by almost 60pc.

Some 200 members of the armed forces will be made available, but a Downing Street spokesperson said Boris Johnson still did not see the need for further Covid restrictions.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that the risk of hospitalization from omicron for Britons who have received a booster vaccine is about 90% lower than that of delta.

Djokovic breaks the silence

Down Under, Novak Djokovic spent Orthodox Christmas at an Australian immigration hotel today as he broke his silence for the first time since his arrest after his entry visa was revoked, apparently for failing to comply the country’s strict immunization requirements.

The world tennis number one took to Instagram to thank God and his fans for their support as his lawyers continued to fight for his release.

Another tennis player is said to be at risk of deportation from Australia due to her coronavirus vaccination status after her visa was canceled and she was detained at the same immigration hotel as Djokovic.

Oliver brown writes that when even Nick Kyrgios defends the 20-time Grand Slam winner, Australia must know they were seriously wrong.

Jury on ‘Long Covid’

When the pandemic took hold almost two years ago, it quickly became clear that for some, cough, fever, and loss of smell and taste were not the end of the road.

Long-haul haulers, as they began to call themselves, complained of lingering symptoms that lasted weeks or even months afterward.

Strangely, these are sometimes the only symptoms that the victim of the “Long Covid” really felt.

Yet, as figures obtained from an access to information request revealed that the situation is exacerbating staff shortages in ambulance services, Dr Chris Smith analyzes why the jury is still on ‘Long Covid’.

Commentary and Analysis

Around the world: France campaigns for more sovereignty

Emmanuel Macron today pledged to strengthen Europe’s strategic power and sovereignty, as France officially took the reins of the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for the next six months with great ambitions . A leitmotif of the French presidency over the next six months will be the need for greater autonomy for the region. The French president has championed the idea since taking office five years ago. Meanwhile, France has demanded transparency from Saudi Arabia following accusations the kingdom covered up a possible terrorist attack that seriously injured a French competitor in the Dakar motor rally.

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