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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Hong Kong Chief Executive ‘Carrie Lam’ says virus is spreading out of control

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong ‘Carrie Lam’ has responded to a recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the area stating “I think the situation is really critical and there is no sign the situation is being brought under control”.

Over 100 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed today in Hong Kong following a surge in confirmed cases in the past two weeks.

Only last month, Honk Kong tackled the disease and ended local transmissions.

Doctors fear that this new outbreak is spreading undetected.

In the past two weeks there has been over 500 infections.

Carrie Lam introduced new social distancing measures last week which has shut down bars, nightclubs, gyms and other businesses, as well as introducing mandatory face coverings on public transport.

Restaurants can only offer takeout services in the evenings.


Amazon deforestation reaches 12-year high, after over 11,000km2 of forest destroyed last year

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has risen to a 12-year high this year, according to new figures released yesterday.

President Donald Trump raises $170 million for election defence fund

Donald Trump has raised nearly $170 million for his election defence fund

Ireland to sign up for fifth Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna's vaccine is to be discussed today at a Cabinet meeting

Non-essential retail, gyms, churches and hairdressers reopen today

As the Level 5 lockdown comes to an end, non-essential retail, churches, gyms and hairdressers have reopened
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