Greece announced stricter restrictions in three cities in western Attica following a surge in coronavirus cases, despite the country being in its sixth week of a nationwide lockdown. The night curfew begins on Friday at 6 p.m. in Eleusis, Mandra and Aspropyrgos, three hours earlier than before.
Have coronavirus-related hospitalizations climbed to record levels in Arizona. The state hospitals treated 3,884 patients with positive or suspected cases of Covid-19, up from 3,809 the day before, data from the state health ministry showed Thursday.
Pfizer said it did Millions of doses of his Covid-19 vaccine They are sitting in warehouses waiting for delivery instructions. They deny reports that the company is having production problems. The US drug maker said Thursday that no deliveries had taken place or were delayed. Pfizer said it shipped 2.9 million cans across the country last week.
Poland will be banned from December 28 to January 17 to regain control of the pandemic, the country's health minister said Thursday. Under the new restrictions, hotels, shopping malls – with the exception of grocery stores and pharmacies – and ski slopes will be closed.
Another 885,000 Americans first applied for unemployment benefits last week as new restrictions to combat the resurgence of coronavirus cases continue to weigh on the job market. Weekly unemployment claims rose by 23,000 from 862,000 last week. Economists had expected the claims to moderate to 800,000.
The Bank of England Monetary policy kept unchanged on Thursday, citing an "unusually uncertain" outlook for the UK economy. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee decided to keep interest rates at 0.1 percent and the asset purchase program target at £ 895 billion by the end of 2021.
The British government has subordinated parts of the east and south-east of England the toughest coronavirus restrictions from Saturday while it relaxed the rules for Bristol. The number of infections in the southeast region has increased 46 percent, according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, while the number of cases in the east has increased by two-thirds from last week.
Government incentives for employers in England to take on apprentices failed to offset nearly 46 percent Decline in on-the-job training since the first ban. The Chancellor's employment program has led to 11,520 new apprenticeship positions since it started in August, figures from the Ministry of Education showed.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to expand the UK coronavirus emergency loan worth £ 68 billion Whitehall said it aims to help businesses cope with the combination of further pandemic restrictions and a disruptive end to the Brexit transition.