Covid news live: South Korea reports record daily cases, US to require vaccination proof at all border crossings

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Hello I’m Samantha Lock and invited backmost to our rolling sum of the coronavirus crisis.

Once again, the satellite is showing heavy divisions successful the virus’ spread, vaccination uptake and authorities response.

South Korea has reported a new regular grounds of 4,116 caller coronavirus cases arsenic the state battles to incorporate a surge successful superior cases requiring hospitalisation.

The state precocious switched to a “living with Covid-19” program aimed astatine lifting rigid distancing rules and yet reopening aft reaching vaccination goals past month.

Over successful the US, the Biden medication plans to necessitate each essential, nonresident travellers crossing its onshore borders, specified arsenic motortruck drivers, authorities and exigency effect officials, to beryllium afloat vaccinated opening connected 22 January.

The request brings the rules for indispensable travellers successful enactment with those that took effect earlier this period for leisure travellers.

  • Spain seeks tighter Covid restrictions arsenic Germany considers mandatory vaccinations.
  • Europe reported an 11% summation successful caller play cases portion the South-East Asia portion reported a alteration of 11%, the latest World Health Organization play report reveals.
  • The Biden medication seeks to reinstate workplace vaccine mandates aft asking a national appeals tribunal connected Tuesday to assistance a court-ordered enactment connected a sweeping workplace Covid-19 vaccine regularisation that requires employees to beryllium vaccinated oregon tested weekly. Delaying the regularisation would pb to thousands of hospitalisations and deaths, the medication said successful a filing with the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Kenya plans to contradict authorities services to those who are unvaccinated. In a press briefing connected 21 November, wellness curate Mutahi Kagwe said that from 21 December radical seeking in-person authorities services should beryllium afloat vaccinated and should amusement impervious of vaccination. The services see tax, immigration, port, and infirmary services, helium added.
  • New Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors in the opening months of 2022, for the archetypal clip since a drawback closure took effect successful the archetypal period of the pandemic. The country’s borders person been closed for much than a twelvemonth and a half.
  • Delays to England’s vaccination rollout whitethorn mean immoderate 12- to 15-year-olds whitethorn not get their Covid jab until February adjacent twelvemonth – 15 weeks aft the government’s archetypal people for offering the jab to each eligible teenagers, according to Labour.
  • Total Covid-19 deaths crossed Europe are apt to transcend 2 cardinal by March adjacent year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, adding that the pandemic had go the fig 1 origin of decease successful the region.
  • A 3rd dose is apt needed to beryllium afloat vaccinated, Dr Anthony Fauci said, adding that the bulk of Americans who person been vaccinated should person the booster shot.
  • Seven US doctors contracted Covid aft attending an anti-vaccine acme successful Florida.
  • Justin Trudeau has said that his top priority for his caller authorities is to get Covid-19 successful Canada nether power and get much radical vaccinated arsenic helium pledged enactment to Canadian industries, which helium said were inactive struggling owed to the pandemic.
  • According to an investigation of the Covid lawsuit rates crossed the UK, 75% of section authorities experienced a week-on-week emergence successful the 7 days to 19 November.
  • The UK reported a further 42,484 Covid-19 cases and 165 further deaths, authoritative information shows. The play tally was up by 9% to scope 297,658 who person tested positive.
  • France announced that determination were much than 30,000 Covid infections successful the past 24 hours. On Monday, France reported 5,266 caller cases.
  • The Netherlands deed a new play record connected Tuesday – with Covid cases rising by 39% – and intensive attraction portion admissions rising sharply. The figures amusement a 19% emergence successful infirmary admissions implicit the past week and a 26% emergence successful intensive attraction portion admissions.
  • Those successful the UK were contiguous urged to instrumentality a rapid Covid test before mixing successful crowded indoor spaces, marking a alteration successful authorities and NHS guidance. Previously, the guidance advised the nationalist to usage lateral travel tests doubly a week.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hubby blamed the nation’s mediocre vaccination complaint successful portion connected “a definite German laziness and complacency”.
  • The Netherlands has started transporting coronavirus patients to Germany successful a bid to easiness unit connected hospitals struggling to header with a surge successful cases.