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Global report: Covid variant overwhelms state in Brazil, as China fights new cluster

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

New Zealand reports first community case in over two months; Dutch police make curfew arrests Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Brazilian state of Amazonas, which has been overwhelmed by a new variant of the coronavirus, has announced a tough new lockdown as authorities in China tackled new clusters in the north of the country, and New Zealand reported its first community case in more than two months. Over the weekend, the governor of Brazil 's Amazonas announced new restrictions to help combat a surge in Covid cases that has collapsed local hospitals.
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New Zealand records first community coronavirus case in months

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Officials are ramping up contact tracing and testing efforts and hope to have more information about the case in the coming days.
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