ISLAMABAD – Amid policy to wear masks and avoid large public gatherings, Pakistan reported 59 more deaths and 2. 665 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
The total number in the country reached 374. 173 confirmed cases. Among those treated for the virus are 1. 653 critical.
On Saturday tens of thousands attended the funeral of a radical cleric in the eastern city of Lahore, and on Sunday an alliance of opposition parties held a rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
Both events ignore instructions from the military-backed National Command and Operations Center, a body charged with controlling the spread of the virus so people can wear masks, maintain physical distance, and avoid large gatherings.
– Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases have spiked are opposed to wearing masks, even in their own capitals.
– UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to end an English lockdown in December as planned. 2 and announce the return to regional restrictions as statistics show coronavirus infections have stabilized.
– Pope Francis has urged young economists, entrepreneurs and business leaders to promote post-pandemic development models that involve the poor.
BEIJING – Authorities are running mass tests and closing schools after China reported three new domestic cases in the past 24 hours – two in northern Inner Mongolia province and one in Shanghai.
The city of Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia, will begin testing all residents for COVID-19 on Sunday, one day after the two cases are discovered. The city has suspended classes and closed public venues to tell residents not to gather for dinner.
Local authorities in Shanghai found another case on Saturday after breaking Nov.. 416 people had tested after recently locally transmitted cases. The city is not closing its schools but has closed certain facilities such as a hospital. It also tests all residents of the Pudong New Area district.
China is already running mass tests on up to 3 million residents in the northern city of Tianjin after five cases were found there earlier this week. The total number of confirmed cases in China is 86. 431.
TOKYO – The daily list of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row. 2. 508 people have been confirmed as infected, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
Japan has less than 2 so far. 000 coronavirus-related deaths recorded to avoid the toll on the hardest-hit nations. But fears of a further increase are growing. A spate of criticism has erupted from opposition lawmakers and the general public that the government has deemed too slow to stop its « GoTo » campaign, which encouraged discounted travel and dining.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the decision on Saturday. But many people had already made travel reservations for this three-day Thanksgiving weekend in Japan.
Airports and restaurants are full. Some said the government should have offered to pay for cancellations or instead bet more on PCR testing if the goal is to keep the economy going amid a pandemic. Tutorials are distributed online on the proper ways to eat and drink in restaurants using masks.
EL PASO, Texas – The Texas National Guard has sent a 36-person team to El Paso to help morgues in the border region with deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Nationwide, the Texas Health Department reported a daily high of 12 on Saturday. 597 new virus cases, nearly 20. 500 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and more than 8. 200 hospital stays.
« The Texas military will provide us with the critical personnel to carry out our death management plan and we are grateful for their continued support, » said El Paso Mayor Dee Margo late Friday when the operation was announced has been.
The pandemic has been blamed for 853 deaths in El Paso County, including more than 300 since October. Prison inmates are paid to move corpses, and district leaders offer morgue workers $ 27 an hour.
District Judge Ricardo Samaniego in a letter to Gov. . Greg Abbott asks for assistance for a 10 p. m. -5 a. m. Curfew in the county said funerals will be overwhelmed. He wrote that the local doctor’s office reported that 234 bodies were held in the morgue and nine mobile morgues.
WILMINGTON, Delaware – President-elect Joe Biden says all Americans should be able to attend religious services during the pandemic – as long as they are safe to do so.
Biden made the statement in response to a shouted question from a reporter as he walked out of church on Saturday night in Delaware.
Specifically, Biden was asked if all Americans could attend church services during the pandemic.
Some face-to-face services across America have closed as heads of state grapple with safeguards against social distancing amid the escalating pandemic.
PORTLAND, ore. – Oregon reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the second straight day.
On Saturday, the Oregon Health Authority announced that it had 1. There were 509 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, spread across all but four of the state’s 36 counties, with the majority in the greater Portland area.
Among the seven new deaths reported on Saturday, all were in their 70s or 80s and had or were suspected of having underlying health conditions.
BALTIMORE – More than 12 million people in the US. S has been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
The total number of confirmed cases in the nation reached 12. 01 million on Saturday, six days after the number hit 11 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
Daily number of new U. . S.. . The falls are approaching 200. 000, less than three weeks after the first hit of 100. 000. The record of 195. 542 new cases on Friday was the youngest of several recent daily highs.
Death rates are approaching the dire numbers of spring. The U. S.. . The daily death toll exceeded 2 on Thursday for the first time since early May. 000. On Friday 1. 878 deaths reported.
ROM – Italy has 34 on Saturday. 767 new cases registered, around 2. 500 less than the day before.
The government recently put new restrictions on the majority of Italian regions, including banning eating in cafes and restaurants in areas where the health system is at risk of collapse.
Italy has 1. A total of 3 million confirmed cases. With 692 other deaths, the known death toll reached 49. 261.
TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas will launch a media campaign to encourage more residents to wear masks.
The campaign comes months after the Republican-controlled state legislature forced the Democratic government. Laura Kelly accepts that local officials would set pandemic restrictions. Kelly gave two mandates for the wearing of masks in public, including one slated to go into effect Wednesday. However, a law passed in June allows any of the state’s 105 counties to opt out.
The state has set aside $ 1. 5 million of its federal coronavirus aid money to television, radio, print and social media ads for masks that start before Thanksgiving and run through January or longer.
Kansas added an average of 2 in the seven-day period ending Friday. 718 per day added, with the state having a confirmed total of more than 134. 000 cases. More than 1. 400 confirmed deaths.
HARRISBURG, Pa. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Saturday that Jan.. 162 people with coronavirus have been hospitalized, most since May.
A total of 661 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units. The trend in the 14-day average of hospital patients per day has been almost 1 since the end of September. 900 increased, according to the department.
Officials again found that the majority of hospital patients and deaths occurred in those over 65.
NEW YORK – The Rockefeller Center ice rink is limited and open in time for the holidays.
The iconic, sunken ice rink in Midtown Manhattan welcomes skaters on Saturdays as part of a tradition from the 1930s, according to the Rockefeller Center website. The ice rink operates at a reduced capacity, with skate time being limited to 50 minutes. Masks are required.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. . Is it « very good » in quarantine after an infection with the coronavirus.
A spokesman for the younger Trump said he received the positive test result earlier this week, has no symptoms, and has quarantined and followed recommended medical guidelines.
President Trump tweeted on Saturday that his son is “doing very well. Trump jr. . is the President’s youngest family member to be infected after the President, First Lady, and their son Barron.
PIERRE, South Dakota – Coronavirus infections are ravaging South Dakota, where more than half of tests have been positive for weeks.
Republican government. Kristi Noem will not give a mask mandate, but suggests smaller gatherings “that may be smarter this year. ”
Some governors who reiterated President Donald Trump’s criticism of measures to fight the coronavirus for months are now giving way, including the North Dakota government. Doug Burgum, who recently ruled the use of masks across the country.
Republican and Democratic governors from multiple states in the Midwest released a joint video urging people to go home for Thanksgiving and wear masks to help slow the spread of the virus until a vaccine goes wide is common.
Hospitals in many states are running out of beds and lacking nurses, even in states where governors are reluctant to act.
“We know what’s going to happen. We know we will see the outbreaks worsen three to four weeks after Thanksgiving, ”said Dr. . Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.
CDC scientists believe that around 40% of those infected have no obvious symptoms but can still spread the virus.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida – The game between No.. 4 Clemson and Florida State were postponed a few hours before Saturday kick-off. Medical staff at both schools couldn’t agree it was safe to play in Tallahassee, Florida amid the pandemic. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the postponement but did not state whether it was coronavirus issues.
Star Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence missed the last two games after testing positive for the coronavirus. He was supposed to be returning for the first time since October. 24.
This week there have been 18 postponements from 62 scheduled games. It’s the 81st. Shift in overall college football this season. It is assumed that this will be the first postponement on match day.
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