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Covid news live: WHO urges caution over festive gatherings, London cancels NYE celebration

WHO warns holiday festivities will lead to “increased cases, overwhelmed health systems and more deaths”; London records the UK’s highest number of Omicron cases amid steep rise in hospitalisations

Singapore has detected a cluster of three Covid-19 cases linked to a gym, its ministry of health said late on Monday.

The variant was found in two men, aged 24 and 21, and an 18-year-old woman.

On Monday morning, a mid-level staff member, who does not regularly have contact with the President, received a positive result for a Covid-19 test.

Three days earlier, on Friday, that staff member had spent approximately 30 minutes in proximity to the President on Air Force One, on the way from Orangeburg, South Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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