Social distancing becomes mandatory in the Netherlands amid calls for tougher measures
The number of Covid-related deaths in Scotland has declined for the third week in succession, confirming the most recent surge in cases, which peaked at more than 3,800 new cases a day, is tailing off.
National Records of Scotland, a government statistics agency, said there were 94 deaths last week where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate, compared with 115 the previous week. Weekly fatalities data peaked during the latest wave at 167 in one week in mid-September.
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Countries should consider mandatory Covid vaccination, says WHO Europe
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One in four adults in England ignore self-isolation rules after testing positive for Covid
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Italy considers ‘super green pass’ and new rules that could see restrictions on unvaccinated
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