COVID-19 | Top 10 global developments this Saturday morning

Civil Defence volunteers hold anti-coronavirus mascot to raise awareness about COVID-19 at Connaught Place, in New Delhi. (ANI file photo)

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 53-million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 1.3 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Here are the top 10 developments this morning:

  1. The United States hopes to immunize 20 million residents in December and at least 25 million each month in 2021, Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Moncef Slaoui said in a news conference at the White House.
  2. Three US states of California, Oregon and Washington – all on the United States’ West Coast – issued new travel advisories urging residents to avoid so-called “non-essential” travel and to self-quarantine for two weeks due to novel coronavirus outbreaks, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office said in a statement.
  3. The breakaway region of Transnistria has registered record 248 cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the regional response center said on Friday.
  4. Moscow has registered 69 deaths of patients infected with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the Russian capital’s death toll to 7,712, the city’s coronavirus response center said in a statement on Friday.
  5. A nighttime curfew has been imposed in Montenegro due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s Health Minister Kenan Hrapovic announced on Friday.
  6. German BioNTech biopharmaceutical company that had teamed up with US Pfizer for the development of a vaccine against Covid-19, told Sputnik on Friday that it had not yet received the information as to when vaccination will start in Germany.
  7. The Iraqi Health Ministry has reported 2,690 new COVID-19 cases, raising the number of nationwide infections to 514,496.
  8. Japan has registered a new single-day record of 1,685 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 116,220, the NHK broadcaster reported on Friday, citing the authorities.
  9. The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 53-million mark
  10. The death toll has increased to more than 1.3 million.

(With ANI inputs)

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