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Japan, South Korea fret as surging coronavirus undermines leaders’ support

By Rocky Swift, Sangmi Cha TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea grappled with surging coronavirus cases and growing public frustration on Monday, with Japan suspending a contentious travel subsidy programme and South Korea closing some schools and considering its toughest curbs yet. FILE PHOTO: People shop amid the coronavirus …

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Japan, South Korea fret as surging coronavirus undermines leaders’ support

By Rocky Swift, Sangmi Cha TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea grappled with surging coronavirus cases and growing public frustration on Monday, with Japan suspending a contentious travel subsidy programme and South Korea closing some schools and considering its toughest curbs yet. FILE PHOTO: People shop amid the coronavirus …

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Trump, Pence, other top officials to be offered COVID-19 vaccine: source

By Steve Holland, David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other top U.S. officials will be offered the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine beginning on Monday as part of a plan aimed at ensuring the continuity of government, a source familiar with the plans said. …

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South Korea’s Moon warns of toughest COVID-19 curbs after two days of record cases

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record increases in cases as the country battles a harsh third wave of infection. FILE PHOTO: Women walk on an empty street affected by …

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U.S. CDC reports 296,818 deaths from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: A medical personnel registers people before administering free Covid-19 tests at a state run drive-through testing site in the parking lot of the University of Texas El Paso campus amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Pierre Aguirre (Reuters) – …

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Moscow will not impose curfew despite rise in coronavirus infections – mayor

FILE PHOTO: Paramedics wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) enters the house of a patient, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the village of Vybiti, Novgorod Region, Russia December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov MOSCOW (Reuters) -Moscow will not impose a curfew or curb alcohol sales during the New …

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South Korea’s Moon warns of toughest COVID-19 curbs after two days of record cases

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record increases in cases as the country battles a harsh third wave of infection. FILE PHOTO: Women walk on an empty street affected by …

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South Korea’s Moon warns of toughest COVID-19 curbs after two days of record cases

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record increases in cases as the country battles a harsh third wave of infection. FILE PHOTO: Women walk on an empty street affected by …

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China reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, monitoring tourist spot Hainan

BEIJING (Reuters) -China reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on Sunday, up from 13 cases a day earlier, while the authorities were monitoring possible contacts in the domestic tourism hotspot of Hainan. There were five local cases and 19 imported infections on Saturday, according to a statement by …

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South Korea’s Moon warns of toughest COVID-19 curbs after two days of record cases

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record increases in cases as the country battles a harsh third wave of infection. FILE PHOTO: Women walk on an empty street affected by …

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