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Employees of a London & Sarnia grocery store test positive for COVID-19

Employees of a London & Sarnia grocery store test positive for COVID-19 One last worked on New Year's Eve, the other two employees on Christmas Eve. Neither of the store locations is considered public exposure sites by Vancouver Coastal Health. That's why CTV News Toronto has created a portal that will show you the grocery stores and pharmacies in the city that are reporting a positive case of the disease. [Full Article...]

Masks mandatory in Sydney amid growing coronavirus cases

Masks mandatory in Sydney amid growing coronavirus cases Yesterday Jeroen Weimar, the Victorian Health Department's COVID-19 response commander, justified the state's hardline stance. In Parkdale, cars were banked up more than a kilometre at 8am AEDT, even though the clinic did not open until 9am. [Full Article...]

India's drug experts give nod for emergency use of AstraZeneca, local vaccines

India's drug experts give nod for emergency use of AstraZeneca, local vaccines The massive exercise came a day after a government-appointed panel of experts held a meeting to review the applications of potential vaccine candidates, including front-runner Covishield, developed by Oxford University and United Kingdom -based drugmaker AstraZeneca . [Full Article...]

Be on the lookout for COVID relief payments

Be on the lookout for COVID relief payments Check your bank account, the second round of stimulus payments has already started. The direct infusions of cash will continue to be deposited and sent through the mail into next week, Mnuchin said. Senate Republicans agreed over months of negotiations to $600 direct payments to qualified Americans in the coronavirus relief legislation. "Congress should continue helping workers who've lost... [Full Article...]

WHO grants 1st emergency use validation to Pfizer vaccine

WHO grants 1st emergency use validation to Pfizer vaccine The world health body had convened regulatory experts from across the world along with its own teams, which reviewed the information on the Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine safety, efficacy and quality as part of a "risk-versus-benefit analysis". According to Pfizer and BioNTech, the European Commission has exercised an option outlined in the Advanced Purchase Agreement signed November 11, 2020, to pur... [Full Article...]

Wall Street Poised To Close Out Wild Year Mixed

Wall Street Poised To Close Out Wild Year Mixed The S&P 500 rose 0.6% and ended the year up 16%, or roughly 18% including dividends. Several overseas markets were closed for holidays, and US markets will be closed today. The MSCI's largest Asia-Pacific stock index outside of Japan closed 0.01% lower, while Japan's Nikkei lost 0.45%. The stock market's wild 2020 ride is finally coming to an end. [Full Article...]

WHO grants ‘emergency validation’ to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

WHO grants ‘emergency validation’ to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Meanwhile, the US continues to stumble through the pandemic as thousands die every day. "We are hopeful", another source said about the vaccine developed with the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research. Halving the number vaccinated over the next 2-3 months because of giving two vaccines in quick succession rather than with a delay of 12 weeks does not provide optimal public health im... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: feu vert au vaccin AstraZeneca/Oxford au Royaume-Uni

Coronavirus: feu vert au vaccin AstraZeneca/Oxford au Royaume-Uni La Grande-Bretagne est devenue mercredi le premier pays au monde à approuver un vaccin contre le coronavirus développé par l'Université d'Oxford et AstraZeneca alors qu'il se bat contre une poussée hivernale majeure provoquée par une nouvelle variante très contagieuse du virus. [Full Article...]

European stocks end 2020 down as tighter United Kingdom lockdowns weigh

European stocks end 2020 down as tighter United Kingdom lockdowns weigh Parliament is expected to vote later on Wednesday on whether to approve the post-Brexit trade deal. He will leave the single market, the customs union and the Erasmus student exchange program. But Johnson said Brexit would turn Britain from "a half-hearted, sometimes obstructive member of the EU" into "a friendly neighbor - the best friend and ally the European Union could have". [Full Article...]

China investment treaty one of 'major economic significance'

China investment treaty one of 'major economic significance' After seven years of talks the EU has secured one of its top priorities in relations with China: an investment agreement that Brussels insists will resolve longstanding problems faced by European companies. The European leaders said that despite the influence of COVID-19, Europe-China communications have been strengthened this year, with a great amount of progress made, including the conclusion ... [Full Article...]

British parliament passes Brexit deal

British parliament passes Brexit deal The agreement will come into force on 31 December at 11 p.m., local time. Britain and the European Union were signing the deal on Wednesday and the British parliament will approve its implementation, ending over four years of negotiation and safeguarding almost a $1 trillion of annual trade. [Full Article...]

Argentina approves AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid vaccine for emergency use

Argentina approves AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid vaccine for emergency use Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the approval a "triumph for British science". Rival vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna require two doses separated by several weeks, which make them much more hard to administer and to reach their protective peak. [Full Article...]

China Approves Homegrown Covid-19 Vaccine Developed by Sinopharm

China Approves Homegrown Covid-19 Vaccine Developed by Sinopharm Both Bahrain and the UAE - where large-scale trials of the Sinopharm vaccine took place - approved the vaccine earlier this month. NIKOLAI PETROVSKY, PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: "I don't think the Chinese approval or the United Kingdom emergency use approval of their respective vaccines should be taken too seriously by third p... [Full Article...]

Au Royaume-Uni, la Chambre des communes adopte l'accord post-Brexit

Avec la sortie du Royaume-Uni de l'Union Européenne, c'est l'accord conclu le 4 octobre 2019 avec la Tunisie qui sera effectif à partir de 2021. Ils ont voté par 521 voix pour et 73 contre à la Chambre des communes en deuxième et troisième lectures. [Full Article...]

School return is expected to be delayed for thousands

School return is expected to be delayed for thousands The evidence about the new Covid variant and rising infection rates have required some immediate adjustment to our plans for the new term. According to reports, there are no schools in the Royal Borough, Slough and Buckinghamshire Council areas that are on the list of primary schools due to close for most students as of January 4. [Full Article...]

USA expects to approve UK-backed AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in April

USA expects to approve UK-backed AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in April Britain has ordered 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, 40 million of which will be available by the end of March, with vaccinations scheduled to begin on January 4. Which dosage will be used? Ramers, who serves on the clinical advisory panel for the US' vaccine rollout, said, "It is possible that Matthew was infected before receiving the vaccine , as the incubation period ... [Full Article...]

When Will $600 COVID Relief Checks Arrive?

Starting in the new year, the IRS will send out payments on paper checks and prepaid EIP cards to those for whom it does not have banking information on file. Americans who earned less than $75,000 during 2019, as well as couples who took home less than $150,000, will each receive full $600 payments. The months-long political stalemate over the passage of a second round of coronavirus stimu... [Full Article...]

Democrats Push for Senate Vote on Higher Pandemic Relief

Democrats Push for Senate Vote on Higher Pandemic Relief Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favoring additional assistance. "If the president is serious about larger direct payments, he must call on the Senate to agree so struggling families can get the relief they need", he tweeted. [Full Article...]

European Union governments approve Brexit trade deal, says German foreign minister

European Union governments approve Brexit trade deal, says German foreign minister Britain has now signed trade agreements with 62 nations following its 2016 decision to leave the EU. 'As Europe's leading commercial vehicle brand, Ford's Dagenham engine manufacturing facility in East London exports much of its diesel engine production to our Ford Otosan joint venture in Turkey where the engines are fitted into Ford Transit vehicles, many of which are then exported from Turke... [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief And Spending Bills

Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief And Spending Bills But his delay in signing the package has cost millions of Americans a week of unemployment benefits, as two pandemic-related programs expired Saturday. House Republicans blocked an effort by Democrats to advance $2,000 checks last week, but the House tried again on Monday with a floor vote that required a two-thirds majority to pass since it is taking place under a suspension of the rules, a thr... [Full Article...]


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