World Germany Extends Curbs; L.A. Mayor Says Stay Home: Virus Update

13:10  03 december  2020
13:10  03 december  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Germans are “urgently” warned to avoid traveling to Britain, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said . At the same time, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said “We cannot and will not risk Germans becoming stranded abroad again or that returning tourists bring the virus to Germany undetected,” Maas said .

(Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel extended the nation’s partial lockdown for three more weeks as the country struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus, with the daily death toll at its highest since April.

The U.S. had its deadliest day ever, with Covid-19 fatalities topping 2,700, according to Johns Hopkins University. Hospitalizations in the country surpassed 100,000 for the first time. Los Angeles ordered residents to stay home and businesses that require in-person work to cease operations.

Japan’s Osaka Prefecture will issue a red alert for the first time as soon as Thursday, signaling that the region is in a state of emergency due to the rising number of serious patients, broadcaster TBS reported.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who shut down non-essential businesses in his city two weeks ago and got residents to stay home to contain the coronavirus outbreak, said he’s asking the Trump administration to expand the same “This virus is nasty,” he said Sunday in a briefing in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday large gathering such as concerts and sporting Even though scientists are still learning about Covid-19, the virus has shown the capability to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued an order extending the city's stay -at- home policy until May 16.

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Hungary Reports Record Number of Deaths (5:15 p.m. HK)

Hungary reported a record 182 covid deaths, with the daily toll having stayed consistently above 150 for almost a week. There were 7,693 coronavirus patients in hospital, including 663 on ventilators, the government said Thursday. Officials have been bracing for a surge into at least early December because of the delayed effect of lockdown restrictions imposed last month.

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Mayor Eric Garcetti said it was the fifth day the greater L . A . area reported a single-digit increase, and the number of deaths, while growing, are The county extended the order after its model showed a surge in cases, estimating that 96% of all residents would be exposed to the virus by mid-summer if

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday he has proposed a rent freeze for about 2 million New Yorkers living in rent stabilized apartments. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly projected that lifting stay -at- home orders, school closures and social distancing after just

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Ten of the world’s biggest economies would get a combined boost of at least $153 billion through next year if Covid-19 vaccines are shared on an equitable basis with low- and medium-income countries, according to a report by the Eurasia Group commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. That would rise to $466 billion through 2025, compared with the $38 billion estimated cost of the ACT Accelerator, a program to develop vaccines and treatments.

The pandemic could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to more than 1 billion by 2030, the United Nations Development Program said in a separate report.

Finland Reports Rapid Deterioration in Pandemic (4:25 p.m. HK)

Finland’s pandemic situation has deteriorated rapidly with the number of infections growing sharply in almost all areas of the country. Finland registered 5,620 new Covid-19 cases in the two-week period through Nov. 29, which is 2,559 more than during the previous fortnight, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health said on Thursday. Incidence over the same period almost doubled to 101 cases per 100,000 people, from 55 during the prior fortnight.

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But the mayor said hospitals remain able to handle the increasing load. The government will extend economic aid measures for affected businesses, Kurz said . The limit for meetings at home will be lifted to as many as 10 people over the holidays, however.

Germany will have to live with “considerable restrictions” against the spread of the coronavirus for at least the next four to five months, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said . Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here.

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Italian Cabinet Approves New Restriction Plan (4:21 p.m. HK)

The Italian government approved a new restriction plan for the Christmas and New Year holiday season, banning movements between regions from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6. Movements between different towns will also be banned on Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, according to a statement from the cabinet.

High schools would reopen on Jan. 7, and cruises would be banned, according to a draft of a new decree seen by Bloomberg, which is being finalized by the administration of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. The draft is subject to change, with measures due to come into force on Friday.

Thailand Steps Up Surveillance (3:39 p.m. HK)

Thailand will intensify patrolling at its borders after about a dozen people, who illegally entered the country from neighboring Myanmar, tested positive for coronavirus.

“We’re not only cracking down on border areas but we’re doing increased searches throughout the nation,” Opas Karnkawipong, acting director general of disease control at the health ministry, said at a briefing Thursday. “Our immigration and communicable diseases laws all carry severe punishments and the authorities will punish all who break our laws to the highest degree.”

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Germany Extends Virus Curbs Into 2021 (3:36 p.m. HK)

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany will extend its partial lockdown by three weeks as the country struggles to regain control of the coronavirus spread. Bars, gyms and cinemas will remain closed until Jan. 10 and the government will reconvene with regional leaders on Jan. 4 to reassess the restrictions, Merkel said late Wednesday after talks with the premiers of Germany’s 16 states.

The country’s infection rates are still far too high and need to come down faster, Merkel said in Berlin. “We have to bemoan a very high number of deaths every day, which shows the amount of responsibility that we have.”

Turkey’s Vaccination Road Map (2:21 p.m. HK)

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca outlined a road map for vaccination as the country struggles with an increasing number of coronavirus cases and deaths. The first batch of vaccines is expected to arrive after Dec. 11 and people including medical staff and those over 65 years old with chronic diseases will be vaccinated in the first phase, according to minister’s remarks in state Anadolu news agency.

Although Koca didn’t mention a specific vaccine name, Turkey has previously said it agreed with China to purchase 50 million doses over the next three months. The country is also in discussions for 1 million doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.

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L.A. Mayor Issues Order to Stay Home (12:44 p.m. HK)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an order for residents to stay at home, warning that the city is approaching a “devastating tipping point” in its fight against Covid-19 that would overwhelm the hospital system.

“We must minimize contact with others as much as possible,” Garcetti wrote in the order dated Dec. 2. The steps were needed to avoid risking “needless suffering and death,” he said.

The order, which supersedes one from June, prohibits public and private gatherings of people from more than one household and states that all businesses in the city that require people to work on location must stop operations. Walking, driving, travel on public transport, bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited, other than for those undertaking essential activities.

Japan’s Osaka to Signal State of Emergency (11:44 a.m. HK)

Based on Osaka’s three-tier alert system a red alert indicates the medical system is under incredible strain. It calls for people not to travel and facilities that could be the source of cluster outbreaks to close. Tokyo found 533 new virus cases, 54 of which are serious.

Japan authorities have been urging preparations for a “worst-case scenario” as serious Covid-19 cases have risen to a record across the country. Tokyo raised its Covid-19 alert to the highest of four levels last month, as daily infections in the Japanese capital increased by more than 500.

U.S. Sees Deadliest Day (10:16 a.m. HK)

The U.S. recorded its deadliest day ever, with Covid-19 fatalities reaching more than 2,700 to surpass the previous peak in April, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The total death toll in the country is at more than 273,000, the most of any nation, as hospitals in some regions are approaching capacity.

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The Rust Belt, New York and California are likely to drive up the pace of Covid-19 deaths in coming weeks as the U.S. approaches 300,000 fatalities, based on a forecast from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Reich Lab.

The death toll is rising as hospitalizations in the U.S. surpassed 100,000 for the first time, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Hospitalizations increased by more than 1,000 a day at the end of November, data released from the Department of Health and Human Services show. California recorded a 38% surge from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1, with 8,171 coronavirus patients as of Tuesday. Arizona’s Covid-19 inpatients jumped 28% to 2,479.

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A sign outside a store in the Tottenville neighborhood in the Staten Island Borough of New York.

Australia State Investigates First Case in 25 Days (9:30 a.m. HK)

Australia’s New South Wales state has recorded its first new case of the coronavirus in 25 days after a woman working at a quarantine hotel in Sydney tested positive.

Authorities are investigating whether she became infected in the community or through work at the facility, the state health department said in a statement Thursday. The woman’s five family members were tested overnight and all returned a negative result for the virus.

Myanmar Locks Down 2nd-Biggest City (7:59 a.m. HK)

Myanmar has imposed a strict stay-at-home order for two weeks in Mandalay district, home to the nation’s second-largest city, to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases after the Nov. 8 general election, according to a statement by Mandalay Region Government.

Nearly 2 million people from seven townships must stay at home Dec. 5-18, except for work and health reasons, according to the order.

Eli Lilly to Provide Treatment (6:17 a.m. HK)

The U.S. government paid Eli Lilly & Co. $812.5 million to secure an additional 650,000 vials of Covid-19 antibody treatment to be administered in December and January to non-hospitalized patients at the early stages of disease.

Operation Warp Speed, the multi-agency effort to accelerate access to treatments, had previously paid Lilly $375 million for an initial 300,000 doses of its monoclonal antibody, bamlanivimab. As a part of that deal, Lilly agreed to supply the U.S. with an additional 650,000 doses with an important caveat: The country would have to demonstrate an ongoing need for the treatment, which is difficult to manufacture and limited in quantity. Now, as the U.S. continues to see a surge in cases, that option has been exercised.

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