California reported Thursday 552 deaths from coronavirus, among the biggest daily increases in its death toll, as the availability of beds in intensive care units statewide hit an all-time high.
France will apply a national curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for at least two weeks from Saturday and will also tighten border controls for those arriving from outside the EU. A curfew from 8 p.m. has been in place since mid-December, with 25 of the country’s 96 departments already under the 6 p.m. curfew.
American airports are expected to lose $ 40 billion and see more than a billion fewer passengers due to the pandemic. Airports Council International estimates that airports will lose $ 23 billion by March 2021 and expects them to lose an additional $ 17 billion over the next year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a Chinese-made vaccine on the first day of a national deployment. Mr Erdogan, 66, urged all party leaders and MPs to get vaccinated in a bid to boost public confidence after being injected with CoronaVac at a hospital in Ankara.
London’s immunization program shows signs of lagging behind other regions In England. About 237,500 doses were administered in the nearly 9m town. The capital, which represents around 16% of the English population, received 10% of the 2.4 million doses distributed across the country.
Germany reported a record number of deaths of Covid-19 Thursday. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s leading public health agency, said 1,244 people have died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours and recorded 25,164 new infections in the same period.
The rhythm of new unemployment claims in the United States accelerated last week at the highest level since August. There was an initial 965,000 seasonally adjusted claims for unemployment assistance, higher than the 784,000 claims a week earlier.
The region of Castile and León has asked the Spanish government to allow it to impose a Coronavirus ‘short and sharp’ lockdown. Andalusia made a similar request.