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UK rushes boosters ahead of Omicron 'tidal wave'

Britain faces a “tidal wave” of infections from the Omicron coronavirus variant, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, with a huge increase in booster vaccinations needed to strengthen defences against it.

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Scott Morrison flanked by live feeds of Britain’s Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden at Thursday's joint press conference to announce a new alliance and SA nuclear subs build. Photo: Mick Tsikas / AAP
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Celebrations, recriminations as SA's nuke sub coup sparks China 'Cold War' warning

South Australia will be the hub of a new world order in international defence, with a nuclear-powered submarine fleet to be built here and the existing Collins Class fleet to be serviced at Osborne – but the dramatic developments have created uncertainty for hundreds of local workers and sparked claims the state will have a “target on its back”.

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Johnson denies 'bodies piled high' claim

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is denying a newspaper report that he had said he would rather bodies piled “high in their thousands” than order a third UK coronavirus lockdown.

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UK pandemic death toll double that of Blitz bombing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “deeply sorry” for every life lost to coronavirus as the UK marks 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths, but he insists his government did “everything we could” to minimise deaths and suffering.

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Coronavirus: What we know today, April 10

Follow this post for rolling updates on the impact of the coronavirus in South Australia, the nation and the world, as well as the latest health information and links to official advice.