California on Thursday reported 552 coronavirus fatalities, among the many largest each day will increase in its loss of life toll, as the supply of intensive care unit beds statewide hit a file low.
France will apply a nationwide 6pm-6am curfew for no less than two weeks from Saturday and also will tighten border controls on these arriving from outdoors the EU. A curfew from 8pm has been in place since mid-December, with 25 of the nation’s 96 departments already beneath the sooner 6pm curfew time.
US airports are anticipated to lose $40bn and see over a billion fewer passengers due to the pandemic. The Airports Council Worldwide estimates that airports will lose $23bn within the yr to March 2021, and expects they are going to lose one other $17bn over the subsequent yr.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan obtained a Chinese language-made vaccine on the first day of a nationwide rollout. Mr Erdogan, 66, urged all celebration leaders and members of parliament to get the vaccine in an try to spice up public confidence after he was given the CoronaVac injection at a hospital in Ankara.
London’s vaccination programme reveals indicators of lagging behind different areas in England. About 237,500 doses have been administered within the metropolis of virtually 9m. The capital, which accounts for about 16 per cent of England’s inhabitants, has obtained 10 per cent of the practically 2.4m doses which were distributed throughout the nation.
Germany reported a file variety of deaths from Covid-19 on Thursday. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s important public well being company, mentioned 1,244 folks died of Covid-19 prior to now 24 hours, and registered 25,164 new infections in the identical interval.
The tempo of new US jobless claims accelerated final week to the best stage since August. There have been a seasonally adjusted 965,000 preliminary purposes for unemployment assist, greater than the 784,000 claims per week earlier.
The area of Castile and León has requested the Spanish authorities to permit it to impose a “brief, sharp” coronavirus lockdown. Andalusia has made an analogous request.