Germany to impose stricter COVID lockdown during holiday season


Germany will close most shops from Wednesday until January 10 as it tightens coronavirus restrictions and tries to rein in the spread of the disease.

In the US, shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are ready to set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in American history.

South Korea has reported 1,030 new coronavirus infections, its largest single-day jump and the second daily record in a row.

Globally, COVID-19 deaths have surpassed 1.6 million with more than 71 million infections.

Al Jazeera

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