Covid live: Swedish PM tests positive; Israel says it has administered 500,000 4th vaccine shots

Magdalena Andersson will work from home after rapid test; Israel began administering second boosters to the most vulnerable late last month

South Korea will extend tougher social distancing rules for three more weeks amid concerns over a looming Omicron wave ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, officials said on Friday.

The curbs were restored a month ago just six weeks after being eased under a “living with Covid-19” scheme, as record-breaking numbers of new cases and critically ill patients threatened to saturate the country’s medical system.

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