China Locks Down Another 1.7MM As Mutant COVID Invades Beijing; Dutch Plan First Curfew Since WW2: Live Updates

Summary:China locks down parts 1.7MM in Beijing as mutant strain discoveredUS cases, deaths continue to slow from holiday peaksDutch gov't proposes first national lockdown since WW2Japan reports 5,532 new COVID-19 casesTurkey administers 1MM dosesIsrael's vaccination effort is currently the most advanced in the world in terms* * *While Joe Biden...

Federal Officials Warn “Mutant” COVID Strain Spreading In US As Cases Decline: Live Updates

Summary:University of California system to return to in-person classes in the fallFederal officials warn thatUS COVID deaths top 400KCases decline across US; NY releases latest dataUS nears 400K COVID-linked deathsGlobal cases: 95.7MMUK vaccinates 6% of populationBrazil approves US, Chinese vaccinesIsrael opens vaccinations to people in theirUK considering "all possible measures"...

LA County First In US To Top 1MM Cases: Live Updates

Summary: LA County tops 1MM casesGlobal deaths top 2MNorway sees cases of vaccine-related health complications rise to 8029 people over 75 have died after receiving the first vaccine doseIndia vaccinates 165K+ as vaccine rollout beginsUS hospitalizations, cases continue to slowIreland blames Christmas for latest outbreakRussia lifts some travel bansIsrael rolls...

Germany Extends COVID Lockdown, UK Tops 60K New Cases, NJ Suffers Most Deaths Since May: Live Updates

Summary: Germany likely to impose new COVID lockdownUK's chief scientific advisor warns vaccines could pressure virus to mutateNJ reports most deaths since MayUK tops 60K casesSwitzerland could be nextBiden COVID advisor on SoCal hospitals: "what it looks like right now is nothing short of...war"Suga says Japan state of emergency comingIndonesian...

US Reports Nearly 300K Cases Due To Holiday Delays; Scotland Orders New Lockdown: Live Updates

Summary:US begins 2nd dosesUS cases top 200KGlobal cases top 85MMOfficials play catch-up with vaccine rolloutUK to delay second vaccine dosesScotland reimposes lockdownGermany to extend lockdownFauci says possible vaccines become mandatoryGreece announced 1-week lockdownNorway's PM announces fresh restrictionsSouth Korea widens ban on private gatheringsNorway imposes new restrictionsThailand sees 745 new cases...

Tokyo Health-Care System Risks COVID-Induced Collapse; Germany Sees Record Deaths: Live Updates

Summary:COVID data delays still plaguing some US statesTexas reports new daily record casesHospitalizations still at record highs20+ cases of UK COVID mutant discovered in IndiaTokyo Gov warns about possible health-care system collapseGermany reports record daily deathsChina says Sinopharm vaccine 80% effectivePortugal reports most new cases in 3 weeks* * *Yesterday,...

California Gov Warns LA Lockdown Likely To Be Extended; Spanish COVID Deaths Top 50K: Live Updates

Summary: California Gov extends LA lockdownSpain deaths top 50KWHO says UK study shows no differences in deaths between normal, mutant strainFinland latest to confirm presence of UK mutant strainErdogan says will receive COVID vaccine ThursRussia extends UK travel haltGlobal cases top 80MMUS cases decline as states see holiday-related reporting delaysAZ's...

California Gov Newsom Quarantines After Staffer Infected, Warns COVID Lockdown Will Be Extended: Live Updates

Summary: California Gov. Quarantines after COVID exposure; hints at lockdown extensionEU grants market approval to Pfizer vaccine38K vaccinated in New YorkWHO says it's "aware" of UK variantEurope shuts doors to UKMutation announced last week stokes fears worldwideUS hospitalizations decline, led by MidwestSweden imposes travel banIreland warns extension likelyColombia capital lifts...