The UK will launch vaccines on Tuesday as part of its plans to launch an advertising campaign aimed at celebrities. Inoculations could also begin on Friday in the U.S.
Queen Elizabeth II, the 94-year-old monarch of the United Kingdom, is said to be vaccinated as part of the country’s first wave. Switzerland will begin the coups in January. South Korea imposed stricter social exclusion measures after the cases were revived.
California set another record in the case of infections, and now more than half of the state has new restrictions. The New York appearance also worsened. The death toll in the U.S. is growing significantly.
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Queen Elizabeth II to be vaccinated (16:42 HK)
Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her husband, Philip Prince, 99, will likely receive the Covid-19 vaccine created by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE in the coming weeks, MailOnline reported on Sunday. The royal couple will make the vaccine public. Health officials believe they can counter conspiracy theories against vaccines, which has left some Britons skeptical about taking ownership. In 1957, the Queen learned that Prince Charles and Princess Anne had received polio vaccines to help create public support.
Some celebrities in the UK, such as Monty Python founder Michael Palin, Bob Geldoff and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, have indicated they will be vaccinated, Mirror reported. The UK will start rolling out the new vaccine on Tuesday.
Switzerland prepares vaccines (16:30 HK)
Covid-19 vaccinations will begin in Switzerland next month and should be completed in the summer, Virginie Masserey, head of infection control at the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, told the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. The nation’s 26 cantons will oversee the distribution and plan to vaccinate 70,000 a day.
Russia sets new record for new cases (HK 16:21)
Russia has had 29,039 new Covid-19 cases in the past day, according to data from the government’s virus response center. This exceeded the previous high of 28,782 set the previous day and the number of polluted reached 2,460,770, the fourth highest in the world.
A widespread vaccination against front-line workers and other high-risk people in Moscow began on Saturday.
UK may release Covid ribbons before end of March (16:02 HK)
The UK will be able to ease the restrictions on coronavirus after the vaccine is approved in late March, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the Telegraph.
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Taking the vaccine “will advance the time to get rid of these explosive restrictions,” he said. “But we have to keep going until then.”
Hancock said the government will launch a large-scale advertising campaign aimed at celebrities and other trusted voices before Christmas to make efforts against vaccines.
UK military may fly vaccinated to prevent Brexit congestion (15:30 HK)
The UK government is making emergency plans to import vaccines from Belgium using military aircraft, as the Brexit disruption will cause logjam in seaports, the Guardian said.
South Korea tightens borders as nine-month-high cases (14:53 pm HK)
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Sunday that the high-level social exclusion alert in Seoul had risen from 2 to 2.5. All gatherings of more than 50 people will be prohibited and restaurants will be prohibited from providing service to customers and carrying and shipping only from 9pm onwards. No spectators will be allowed to attend sporting events.
South Korea confirmed 631 cases on Sunday, the highest in nine months, bringing the total to 545 deaths, according to the Korean Agency for Disease Control and Prevention. The larger area of Seoul – the capital, which includes Incheon and Gyeonggi provinces – is home to nearly half of South Korea’s population, and Chung has acknowledged the disruption caused by the latest move.
“The situation in the large Seoul area is dire,” Chung said at a meeting at the Seoul City Hall on Central Measures Against Disaster and Security. “The 2.5 level will be maintained for the next three weeks until the end of the year.”
Disinfection at Baekyoung Institute in Anyang, South Korea, on December 2nd.
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Pfizer Approves Emergency Vaccine Use in India (13:09 pm HK)
Pfizer India has asked Indian drug regulator for an emergency permit for the Covid-19 vaccine after the company’s parents received treatment in Britain and Bahrain, the Indian Press Trust reported.
The company intends to import the vaccine for sale and distribution in India without the need for clinical trials of its people, in accordance with the special provisions of the 2019 New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, the news agency said, citing an unidentified official. Pfizer is the first drug to get Indian approval and the application was filed on December 4, the report says
Australian Police Accused of Avoiding Two Quarants (12:14 pm HK)
Australian state police were guilty of preventing two German citizens from committing a mandatory quarantine at a hotel in Sydney before taking a flight to Melbourne.
Police in New South Wales investigated the circumstances of the incident and identified the forces as “wrongly allowing the two passengers to go to Melbourne” in a rally on Sunday. “Airport policing practices and systems have also been reviewed and strengthened as a result of this incident.”
The couple – a 53-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy – arrived at Sydney International Airport at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday from Tokyo and conducted searches, police said. After the clean-up, all passengers were directed to a bus to the quarantine hotel, but the couple informed police that they had booked them on a flight to Melbourne, the statement said.
The UK is preparing for a “historic moment” with the spread of vaccines (8:01 am HK)
The UK government has bought 40 million doses, enough to include 20 million people in the two-dose regime. Shots will be given according to priority, those in the first vaccinated care homes, including staff, and people over the age of 80.
“Next week will be a historic moment as we begin our vaccination against Covid-19,” UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in a statement. “We are doing everything we can to overcome the significant challenges of integrating home residents.”
The plan calls for more than 1,000 centers across the country to fire in the coming weeks, with the first blow expected to be given on Tuesday.
More than half of California to face new honest (07:42 HK)
Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley order to stop at the state home will be suppressed after the capacity of intensive care units falls below the 15% threshold.
The capacity of the ICU in the San Joaquin Valley, a relatively rural area in the central region of the state that includes Fresno, fell to 8.6%. In Southern California, an area that includes Los Angeles and San Diego with more than half the state’s population, the ratio has dropped to 12.5%. The order would close the list of sectors including bars, wineries, hairdressers and personal care services.
California registered 25,068 new cases, for a total of 1.3 million. It has also reported 209 new deaths, for a total of 19,791 deaths.
U.S. Covid Shots could begin Friday, says doctor (14:21 NY)
The Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, could be used for Friday if the Food and Drug Administration approves the emergency permit, FDA Vaccine Advisory Board member James Hildreth told NBC News.
The jury plans to vote on the matter after examining the vaccine data at Thursday’s meeting.
“If the FDA commissioner decides to give permission on the day the U.S. vote, we can see that vaccinations are happening all over the country next Friday,” Hildreth told NBC’s “Weekend Today.”
Santa Claus greets a child from inside an Oklahoma bubble on Dec. 5.
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Merkel says Germany can keep spending (18:15 HK)
Germany could spend “large sums of money” to help the economy through coronary artery events next year, Chancellor Angela Merkel said next week before a parliamentary vote on the federal budget.
“We were able to expand large amounts in 2020 and we will be able to achieve that in 2021 because we have managed our finances well in recent years,” Merkel said. Debt-funded stimulus measures were needed this year to avoid much more costly bankruptcies and job losses, he said.
Germany will spend 6 billion euros ($ 7.3 billion) injecting its population against coronavirus.
“It’s a lot of money,” Health Minister Jens Spahn said at a conference in Berlin on Saturday. However, “the cost of not having control is higher,” he said.
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