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Russia has bombed a maternity hospital in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing a child and two adults. “Putin is intent on having Ukraine without Ukrainians,” says the city’s deputy mayor. “It’s pure genocide.” Ukrainian refugees with passports will be able to apply online for UK visas from Tuesday, says Home Secretary Priti Patel. Roman Abramovich and six other Russian oligarchs have been sanctioned by Britain. Chelsea Football Club can continue to operate, but it can’t sell tickets to future matches, and Abramovich’s sale of the club is on hold. Covid is now less deadly in England than the flu, says the FT, due to a combination of vaccines, high levels of immunity, and the reduced severity of the omicron variant.