COVID-19 | Top 10 global developments this Wednesday morning

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1. The number of coronavirus cases across the world has surged to 59.63 million, while the deaths have mounted to more than 1.40 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

2. While more than 38 million people have been recovered from the disease.

3. China recorded five new COVID-19 cases on 24 November, down from 22 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Wednesday.

4. Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 10,794 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 813 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 1,060,152 and the death toll to 102,739.

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5. In France, President Emmanuel Macron announced a three-stage easing of the country’s month-long lockdown, beginning this weekend with the reopening of “non-essential” businesses.

6. With 44,376 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, India’s total caseload climbed to 92,22,217, while the death toll mounted to 1,34,699 with 481 new deaths.

7. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of self-quarantine period (currently 14-day) recommended after potential exposure to the coronavirus, a top official said on Tuesday, The Guardian reported.

8. Russia’s Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology has claimed Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine found 91.4% effective, 28 days after first dose; overall efficacy more than 95%.

9. COVID-19 has claimed more than 256,000 lives in the United States.

10. Russia’s deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Tuesday the country’s coronavirus situation was becoming “more complicated” with the onset of autumn and winter.

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