A British vaccination center in a hospital in London, December 7, 2020. -



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  • The United States is the country most affected in the world by the pandemic with more than 283,000 deaths for nearly 15 million recorded cases, California is facing a third rebound in the epidemic.

  • Belgium, France and Spain are planning vaccination campaigns in January, starting with the most vulnerable people.

  • In total, the pandemic has killed at least 1,539,649 people worldwide and infected more than 67 million people.



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8:37 am: Hong Kong facing its fourth wave

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Tuesday a series of new restrictions, including the evening closure of restaurants, in order to stem the progression of a fourth epidemic wave of the new coronavirus.

The objective of the leader of the semi-autonomous territory is to "reduce the number of people in the streets".

The city, which due to its density fears nothing more than a large-scale epidemic, has totaled less than 7,000 cases since the start of the year, and 112 deaths have been formally attributed to Covid-19.

But in recent weeks, the number of new cases has risen beyond 100 per day, the highest level recorded since July.

8:30 am: UK started to roll out Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine

It is the first Western country to have authorized a vaccine against the coronavirus.

And the “historic” vaccination campaign, in the words of Minister of Health Matt Hancock, who designated this first day of the vaccination campaign as the “V day”, victory day.

The United Kingdom is the first to vaccinate residents and employees of nursing homes.

Then come the country's caregivers and those over 80.

"But mass vaccination will take time," Boris Johnson warned, calling for continued compliance with the restrictions in place.

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