LONDON – Britain has recorded more than one million cases of coronavirus since the start of the epidemic

The UK Department of Health on Saturday announced 21,915 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 101 million cases

The United States, India, Brazil, Russia, France, Spain, Argentina and Colombia have also recorded more than one million cases, according to Johns Hopkins University Scientists say the number of cases is probably much higher due to a lack of testing and reporting

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce new restrictions on Saturday to help tackle a coronavirus outbreak

Britain’s confirmed death toll is 46,555, highest in Europe and fifth in the world

– Italian nurse sees nightmarish return of coronavirus The 54-year-old nurse saw the virus on the unmasked faces of other vacationers this summer and her concern grew

– Australia to spend $ 351 million to secure coronavirus vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia as part of a shared recovery for the region

– Federal health officials have new rules that will allow large cruise ships to resume sailing in US waters

NEW YORK – Federal health officials have announced new rules to potentially help cruise ships navigate US waters again

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says companies must demonstrate procedures to test, quarantine and isolate passengers and crew Shipowners must test all passengers and crew at the start and end of all trips, which are limited to seven days

Companies will need test labs on all ships and arrangements to isolate or quarantine passengers ashore, if necessary CDC says coordination can take months

“This framework provides a path to resume safe and responsible boating,” says CDC Director Dr Robert Redfield

In mid-March, the CDC issued an order suspending cruise ship operations at US ports This came after coronavirus outbreaks on ships and concerns about the spread of the virus The No-Sail Order s ‘is over on Saturday

ISTANBUL – Two senior Turkish officials who work closely with the Turkish president say they have tested positive for the coronavirus

Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said in a tweet that he was showing mild symptoms and was nearing the end of treatment

Home Secretary Suleyman Soylu said in a tweet that he, his wife and daughter had been hospitalized but were feeling “a little better”

Soylu was criticized in April for announcing the first weekend lockdown just 2 hours before it went into effect, causing chaos in the markets Erdogan did not accept his resignation after the event

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca reported 2,213 new coronavirus cases and 75 deaths on Saturday Turkey has more than 373,100 confirmed cases and has reported more than 10,200 deaths

ROME – Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says his government is deciding if more restrictions are needed to curb the spread of coronavirus infections

“The contagion curve is so fast now that it puts classroom schools at risk,” Conte says, five days after evening restaurants close and gyms, cinemas and theaters closed

Primary and middle school children can still attend classes However, 75% of secondary education must be done remotely, in line with national rules that started this week

On Monday, the governor of Lombardy will consult with local mayors, including of its main city, Milan, before deciding to lock down the region

Some citizens took part in protests against the lockdown this week to express their anger over the restrictions Friday evening in Florence, four protesters were arrested

ATLANTA – Georgia Gov Brian Kemp tested negative for coronavirus after being exposed to someone who tested positive

A statement on his Twitter account says the Republican governor is in quarantine as a precaution He says First Lady Marty Kemp has also tested negative

In a separate announcement on Friday, US Representative Drew Ferguson says he has tested positive for coronavirus and works from home in quarantine Ferguson appeared with Kemp at a rally Thursday

Kemp was among the first to allow businesses to reopen He avoided a statewide mask warrant, including this summer, when Georgia had the highest per capita infections in the country

ATHENS, Greece – Greece to close restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas and gymnasiums in much of the country, including the capital Athens, after a surge in coronavirus cases

Describing the measures in a televised speech, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the changes would go into effect Tuesday morning and last for the entire month of November

Although closed for seated customers, restaurants in these areas will be able to offer take-out and delivery

In other measures Mitsotakis said masks will become mandatory across Greece with a curfew to come into effect from midnight to 5 a.m.m University courses across the country should be delivered online

Unlike the spring lockdown, travel within the country will not be affected and retail stores will remain open

Like other countries in Europe, Greece is in the throes of a resurgence of the virus Daily infections rose by more than 1,000 this week, peaking at 1,690 on Friday

LONDON – UK government plans to impose a new national lockdown on England after science advisers warn hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus resurgence could soon exceed levels seen at the outbreak’s spring peak

Epidemiologist John Edmunds, a member of the government science advisory group, said the cases were “significantly above” the reasonable worst-case scenario developed by model makers this month

Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a system of local restrictions for England based on infection levels But scientists say it was not enough

The Times of London says Johnson could announce a month-long lockdown as early as Monday, although the government says no decision has been made

Any further lockdowns would likely result in non-essential businesses shutting down and people being asked to stay primarily at home, even if schools remain open

UK records more than 20,000 new coronavirus infections a day, and government statisticians say the real figure is likely much higher On Saturday the country is set to exceed one million confirmed cases

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to help businesses hit by new German partial shutdown ‘quickly and without bureaucracy’ as country reports latest in string of daily coronavirus infection records

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German officials this week decided to shut down bars, restaurants and leisure facilities for four weeks from Monday and impose new contact restrictions The aim is to curb the rapid rise in new infections and prevent an overwhelmed health system

The government plans to spend up to 10 billion euros (11 $ 7 billion) to compensate companies affected by the latest shutdown

Merkel said in her weekly video message: “We will not leave companies facing difficulties because of the current crisis through no fault of their own We want to help quickly and without bureaucracy “

The National Center for Disease, the Robert Koch Institute on Saturday reported 19,059 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours and 103 deaths.This is up from the previous record set Friday of 18,681

The total number of cases in Germany since the start of the pandemic has risen to 518,753 and its death toll to 10,452

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – National rapid coronavirus screening program has been launched in Slovakia Government aims to test anyone over 10 years of age over the next two weekends

Results of free tests, which look for antigens, will be available within minutes People who test negative will not have to adhere to the strict limits on movement imposed on the country’s citizens of 54 million

Some 5,000 test sites have been set up by the armed forces Long lines of cars have already formed at the sites Despite the help of volunteers, some sites did not have enough medical staff on Saturday, authorities say

BEIJING – China has reported six new confirmed cases of coronavirus during an outbreak in Xinjiang, bringing the total to 51 in the far western region

Six were in serious condition, Xinjiang health officials said on Saturday, another 161 people have tested positive but have no symptoms

The outbreak in Shufu County, near the city of Kashgar, appears to be linked to a garment factory that employs 252 people It has been sealed

China has largely curbed the spread of the coronavirus but continues to see localized outbreaks with infections by the hundreds The National Health Commission has also reported 27 new cases among people recently arrived from overseas

Total number of confirmed cases reaches 85,973 and 4,634 deaths China does not include people without symptoms in its tally of confirmed cases

NEW DELHI – India has registered 48,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, continuing a downward trend

The Department of Health on Saturday reported 551 more deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 121,641 The figure brings the country’s virus total to more than 81 million, behind only the US, which has 9 million cases

The slowdown in daily infections has lasted for more than a month, with fewer than 60,000 cases for almost two weeks Some experts say the trend suggests the virus has finally plateaued in India But others are calling for it question the test methods and prevent a big festival expected in a few weeks and the winter season could lead to a new wave

The capital of New Delhi, which recently became the worst-affected city in India, is already experiencing high levels of air pollution That could make the fight against COVID-19 – a respiratory disease that affects the lungs – more complicated in the coming months

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – For the first time, Sri Lankan police have arrested dozens of people for not wearing masks and maintaining social distancing, under new laws imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said 39 people were arrested and 221 others detained for violating a curfew

Since Thursday, the government has imposed a curfew across Western Province where new outbreaks in a garment factory and main fish market were discovered in early October It includes the capital Colombo, where nearly 30% of the 22 million inhabitants live

Infections from both clusters jumped to 6,945 on Saturday, including 633 in the past 24 hours This brings the confirmed total to more than 10,000 cases and 19 deaths in the island nation

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia has announced it will spend A $ 500 million ($ 351 million) to secure coronavirus vaccines for the Pacific and South East Asia “as part of ‘a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic “

The government has said it will use a series of advance purchase agreements with manufacturers through the global COVAX Facility, which aims to ensure vaccines against the virus are shared with all nations

“A rapid and safe deployment of vaccines will mean we can return to more normal travel, tourism and trade with our key partners in the region”

Meanwhile, Victoria state officials reported a single new case of the coronavirus on Saturday as Melbourne residents head for a weekend of greater social freedom

Figures from the state health department indicate an average of just 24 new cases per day in the past 14 days

Relaxation of restrictions means families can visit each other at home A 25 kilometer (15 mile) travel limit remains in place and outdoor gatherings are still limited to 10 people

FRANKFORT, Ky – Kentucky reported near-record coronavirus cases on Friday as the outbreak sent more people to hospitals, Gov Andy Beshear said

“These are dangerous times We are going the wrong way,” said the Democratic governor, urging Kentuckians to wear masks in public to protect themselves and others

Beshear has reported 1,941 new cases of coronavirus – the second-highest statewide daily total since the start of the pandemic – and 15 other virus-related deaths The state’s positivity rate has hits 619% – highest level since May 6, he says

The recent outbreak led to an increase in hospitalizations on Friday, 974 patients were hospitalized in Kentucky with the virus and 241 intensive care patients with COVID-19

The total number of cases statewide has exceeded 105,000, and the number of virus-related deaths has reached at least 1,476 The latest deaths were in people aged 39 to 91

ORLANDO, Florida – Walt Disney World has announced plans to lay off more than 11,000 union workers over the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of pandemic-related job losses at the Florida resort to nearly 18,000 positions

Disney World said in a letter to local and state leaders on Thursday that the 11,350 unionized workers – mostly part-timers – would be laid off at the end of the year Company officials previously said another 6,400 non-union Disney employees in Florida would lose their jobs

Earlier this week, 720 Disney World actors and singers were laid off since many live entertainment shows at the Florida resort went dark, according to Actors’ Equity Association, the union representing the artists

The layoffs are part of a move by The Walt Disney Co last month to cut 28,000 positions in its parks division in California and Florida due to the pandemic

Disney parks closed last spring as coronavirus began to spread throughout the US Florida parks reopened this summer with restrictions on the number of people who can be in the parks at any given time and new social distancing and mask wearing requirements California parks have yet to reopen due to restrictions imposed by the state of California

TOPEKA, Kan – Kansas counties that require masks have about half as many new coronavirus infections as counties that do not require facial coverage, study finds

“Do Masks Matter in Kansas,” produced by the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas, found that counties requiring masks had a decrease in their seven-day moving average of daily cases for 100,000 residents as of 14 days after warrant was issued, the Kansas City Star reported

“Masks, it’s important to note, do not eliminate COVID, but they significantly slow the spread of the disease – at least here in Kansas,” said Donna K Ginther, director of the institute, in a video featuring the results “We saw a 50% reduction in the spread of COVID-19 in counties that had a mask mandate compared to those without”

Kansas government Laura Kelly attempted over the summer to issue a statewide mask warrant, but most of the state’s 105 counties withdrew This week, Kelly and leading Republicans have agreed to try to persuade counties that are coronavirus hotspots to impose mask requirements rather than let the state intervene But she said she could still convene the legislature controlled by Republicans in special session to impose statewide rule

NEW YORK CITY – Coronavirus may spread more widely in households than previous research suggests, and children can transmit it at about the same rate as adults, new study finds

The study shows how important it is for people who test positive to isolate themselves in a home, and for them and everyone else to wear masks when in common spaces, according to researchers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study on Friday Researchers focused on 101 households in Tennessee and Wisconsin

In each house, after one person was diagnosed, other household members agreed to have a nasal swab or saliva tests and kept a symptom diary Almost 300 people attended About 100 people attended were identified as the first to be infected and the other 200 people were living with them

About 53% of household members have tested positive, and most were diagnosed within five days of when the first person fell ill.Previous studies have estimated the secondary infection rate to be around half

KNOXVILLE, Tenn – Three tigers at a Tennessee zoo are in quarantine after one tested positive for coronavirus, according to Knoxville Zoo

The National Veterinary Laboratory of the United States Department of Agriculture has confirmed the positive test of Bashir, an 11-year-old Malaysian tiger, reported the Knoxville News Sentinel

Two other tigers, Tanvir, 11, and Arya, 6, are presumed positive while their tests are being processed All three animals presented with a mild cough, lethargy and loss of appetite

SIOUX FALLS, Sre – South Dakota broke its record for coronavirus infections reported in one day on Friday with 1,560 positive tests

This brought the number of cases statewide to 13,520, according to the Department of Health It means that almost one in 65 people currently have an active infection

The state ranked second in the country for new cases per capita in the past two weeks, Johns Hopkins researchers say There have been around 1,359 new cases per 100,000 population

The Department of Health also reported 12 more deaths, bringing the total coronavirus death toll to 415 October was the state’s deadliest month with 192 dead

The number of hospitalizations fell by 10 people to 403, breaking a streak where hospitalizations reached new highs for five consecutive days About 31% of general care hospital beds and 37% of intensive care beds remained available in the state

BALTIMORE – US reaches 9 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

It took two weeks to hit the 8 million case mark, the fastest increase from 1 million to date It took more than three weeks to go from 7 million to 8 million

Deaths have increased 14% in the past two weeks, averaging more than 800 a day Coronavirus has killed more than 229,000 Americans

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