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US Virus Deaths 'Obliterate' Single-Day Record

US Virus Deaths 'Obliterate' Single-Day Record More than 100,000 people were in the hospital battling the virus Wednesday, also a record, CBS News reported. The nation - which has logged almost 14 million cases and over 273,000 deaths since the pandemic began - also recorded 200,070 new daily COVID-19 illnesses, though not surpassing a previous daily case record set November 27 at 205,557. [Full Article...]

Facebook to remove COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation

The requirement of an extreme low temperature of -70 deg C for storing the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer poses a big challenge for its delivery in a developing nation like India, especially in its smaller towns and rural areas where maintaining such cold chain facilities would be very hard, Guleria said. [Full Article...]

Former French president Valéry Giscard dies of coronavirus at 94

Former French president Valéry Giscard dies of coronavirus at 94 His funeral will be an intimate family affair, the Valery Giscard d'Estaing Foundation said on Twitter. Elected president at 48, he came to power after years of Gaullist rule and sought to liberalise the economy and social attitudes. He was also an ardent Anglophile, and took office a year after Britain joined the European Economic Community. "Big politician who changed Europe but could not chan... [Full Article...]

Indian educator wins global teaching prize

Indian educator wins global teaching prize The Indian teacher was announced by renowned actor Stephen Fry as the victor of the Global Teacher Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony broadcast on Thursday from the Natural History Museum in London . Disale moved to the village, learned the language and translated the class textbooks. "In this hard time, teachers are giving their best to make sure every student has access to their birthright of a... [Full Article...]

Brazilian bank robbers seize another city, sow chaos, death

Brazilian bank robbers seize another city, sow chaos, death Videos shared on social media showed deserted city streets with the sound of gunfire going off in the distance. Issuing a statement the state's public security secretariat on Wednesday said that over 20 criminals with assault rifles attacked the bank's branch in the city of Cameta. [Full Article...]

Germany to extend Covid-19 restrictions till Jan 10: Chancellor Merkel

Germany to extend Covid-19 restrictions till Jan 10: Chancellor Merkel The German federal government and federal states authorities (Bund und Länder) concluded that the country is still far away from the proclaimed goal, which is less than 50 new daily infections per 100,000 citizens. The situation is increasing tension over how to protect the economy. Merkel said the government can't continue to reimburse affected businesses for 75% of lost sales next year. [Full Article...]

California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Regional Stay-at-Home Order Based on ICU Capacity

Covid-19 hospitalisations in California, the most populous USA state with almost 40 million residents, have climbed 86 per cent over two weeks, Mr Newsom said. Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the U.S. with a population of over 3.9 million. Residents will be required to stay home for three weeks when the hospital's intensive care units (ICUs) reach below 15% capacity. [Full Article...]

Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China

Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China A message from WeChat states that the content "involves the use of inciting, misleading, or contrary to objective facts, text, pictures, videos, etc., fabricate social hot spots, distort historical events, and confuse the public." China has angrily rejected Morrison's complaints, but its foreign ministry on Thursday declined to comment further on the controversy. [Full Article...]


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