London is set to move into England’s highest tier of coronavirus restrictions, while Canada began its inoculation drive to become the third nation to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after the UK and the United States.
London will move into England’s highest tier of COVID-19 restrictions, the government has said. A study showed infections in the city rose during the last weeks of a national lockdown even as its prevalence in England as a whole fell.
Italy is considering more stringent nationwide restrictions during the Christmas holidays.
Pfizer Inc and partners delivered the first vaccines to 141 of 145 locations targeted by the U.S. government for the first day of a nationwide rollout on Monday.
Twin efforts were underway in the U.S. Congress to reach a massive government spending deal that would avert a government shutdown, as Republicans and Democrats insisted that they want to include a fresh round of aid.
Moderna Inc said it was informed by the European Medicines Agency certain documents related to pre-submission talks of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate were unlawfully accessed in a cyberattack on the medicines regulator.
Singapore became the first Asian country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine and said it expects to start receiving shots by the end of the year.
Daily new cases in South Korea continued to hover at unprecedented levels, with the country’s prime minister pleading with residents to abide by social distancing rules to avoid greater restrictions.
Russian developers published fresh trial results for their Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine based on new data, and said the shot had again been found to be 91.4% effective in providing protection from COVID-19.