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COVID-19: Top news about the coronavirus pandemic on November 22nd

  • This daily news bulletin provides you with a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, along with tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.
  • Top Stories: New Zealand Shifts COVID-19 Strategy To Living With Coronavirus; Austria enters fourth COVID-19 lockdown; Schools in South Korea will open fully again for the first time since 2020.

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the world

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have exceeded 257.6 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now exceeded 5.15 million. According to Our World in Data, more than 7.71 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide.

New Zealand will adopt a new system of living with the coronavirus from December 3 that will lift harsh restrictions and allow companies to work in its largest city, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.

China administered about 6.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Nov. 21, bringing the total number of doses administered to 2.437 billion, data from the National Health Commission showed on Monday.

China has reported 38 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, up from 17 the day before.

The Sing -ore government is easing some of the tough social restrictions it put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 after infections in the city-state stabilized last month. As of Monday, the restrictions on social interactions and restaurants will be extended to five people from the current rule of up to two vaccinated people, government ministers said at a press conference on Saturday.

Australia will be fully vaccinated eligible visa holders from 1

Brazil reported 8,833 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 217 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

All schools in South Korea resumed face-to-face tuition on Monday for the first time since the country’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak began in early 2020.

New confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people in selected countries every day.

Image: Our world in data

2. Austria’s fourth COVID-19 lockdown begins

Austria shut down public life on Monday as its fourth national COVID-19 lockdown began.

This lockdown is similar to the previous ones, but is the first since vaccines became widely available. Most of the places where people gather, such as restaurants, cafes, bars, theaters, non-essential shops, and hairdressers, cannot open their doors for 10 days at first and maybe even for 20 days, the government said.

The Christmas markets, which have just opened, are also having to close, a big draw for tourists, but at the last minute the ski lifts can stay open for vaccinated people. However, hotels will stay close to tourists who weren’t there when the lockdown began.

“It is a situation in which we have to react now,” said Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein on ORF television on Sunday evening.

“A lockdown, a relatively tough method, a sledgehammer, is the only way to reduce the numbers here.”

A year later: We look back on how the forum’s networks mastered the global response to COVID-19.

With a multi-stakeholder  -proach, the forum and its partners have provided countless solutions via its COVID action platform to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and to protect lives and livelihoods.

During 2020, the forum and its partners, together with the launch of its COVID action platform, launched more than 40 initiatives in response to the pandemic.

The work goes on. As an example, the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs supports 90,000 social entrepreneurs with an impact on 1.4 billion people who advocate the needs of excluded, marginalized and vulnerable groups in more than 190 countries.

Read more about the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, our support from GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemics Preparedness and Innovations (CEPI) and the COVAX Initiative and innovative  -proaches to solving the pandemic, such as our Common Trust Network – with the goal, Help us introduce a “digital passport” in our Impact Story.

3. Dollar solid, euro suffers from Europe’s COVID situation

The safe-haven US dollar traded near a 16-month high against the euro on Monday as fears grow over the impact of rising COVID-19 infections in Europe, with Austria re-imposing a full lockdown and Germany considering it Example to follow.

The greenback was almost its strongest against the riskier Australian and Canadian dollars since early October, with commodity-linked currencies also coming under pressure from a coll -se in crude oil.

Additional support for the dollar was provided by bullish comments Friday by Federal Reserve officials Richard Clarida and Christopher Waller, who suggested that a faster pace of the phasing out of stimulus measures might be  -propriate in the face of an accelerating recovery and heated inflation.

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