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New York City public schools will begin to reopen with weekly COVID-19 testing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's public schools will begin to reopen for in-person learning on Dec. 7, starting with elementary schools for students whose parents agree to a weekly testing regimen for the novel coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday. Learn More

 

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England's COVID-19 infections down 30% during national lockdown: survey

LONDON (Reuters) - COVID-19 infections have fallen by 30% during England's month-long national lockdown and the virus is now in retreat, a large-scale study of more than 100,000 volunteers showed on Monday. More »

 

U.S. CDC reports 265,166 deaths from coronavirus

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported a total 13,142,997 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 143,333 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,210 to 265,166. More »

 

Democrat Schumer says $30 billion in federal funds needed to distribute COVID vaccine

(Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that $30 billion in federal funds was needed to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as legislative negotiations over an economic relief bill remain stalled. More »

 

India regulators probe alleged AstraZeneca shot reaction, trial continues

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is assisting an inquiry into an alleged adverse reaction during AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial, but has found no reason to recommend halting it, a senior official at the regulator said on Sunday. More »

 

Malaria death toll to exceed COVID-19's in sub-Saharan Africa: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - Deaths from malaria due to disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the mosquito-borne disease will far exceed those killed by COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization warned on Monday. More »

 

Gaza gets vital medical aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections

GAZA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization delivered 15 ventilators to Gaza hospitals on Sunday amid a spike in COVID-19 infections that has tested the Palestinian territory's under-developed health system. More »

 

Turkey's COVID curfew fails to contain surging second wave

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Coronavirus deaths in Turkey rose to a record for the seventh consecutive day on Sunday and the number of new cases remained high despite efforts by President Tayyip Erdogan's government to contain a second wave of infections. More »

 

Italy reports 20,648 new coronavirus cases, 541 deaths on Sunday

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy reported 541 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, against 686 the day before, and 20,648 new infections, down from 26,323 on Saturday, the health ministry said. More »

 

France must review COVID-19 crowd limits on church attendance

PARIS (Reuters) - France's State Council, the country's highest court, on Sunday ordered the government to review a law limiting the number of people in churches during religious services to 30. More »

 

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