Covid live news: Ireland passes 100,000 cases; Starmer calls for England lockdown

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See all our coronavirus coverage 8.21pm GMT A secondary school teacher in Armagh, Northern Ireland – who wished to remain anonymous – has told the PA news agency that while they “desperately” want schools to be able to open, they are suffering from “constant” stress and fear of the risk of coronavirus.“I really love my job and desperately want schools to be able to remain open,” they said. “While they are still open I will continue to go in and work. 8.05pm GMT In a further sign of the new coronavirus strain’s ever expanding reach, health authorities in Cyprus said the variant had been detected on the island, the EU’s most easterly member state. In a statement the health ministry announced Sunday that of 19 people who had tested positive for the virus upon arrival from Britain, 12 were found to be carrying the highly contagious variant. The samples were taken between 6 and 20 December, it said. Continue reading…

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