The parliament of Lithuania installed a new prime minister, then swiftly adjourned for a week because of a surge of coronavirus cases in the country, The Associated Press reported.
Facing a spike in coronavirus infections, the government in Hong Kong ordered all bars and nightclubs to close starting on Thursday.
The outbreak is accelerating across the U.S. In California, the surge is shattering records as officials scramble to head it off. Pennsylvania banned sales of booze tomorrow night, one of the most popular drinking nights of the year.
Here’s a roundup of restrictions in all 50 states.
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According to a survey done at the request of The Times, around 27 percent of Americans plan to dine with people outside their household on Thanksgiving. Travel for the holiday is also down this year.
The makers of a leading Russian vaccine candidate, Sputnik V, said that the drug showed an efficacy rate of 95 percent, based on an unspecified small group of volunteers and incomplete results.
The United Kingdom will loosen virus restrictions for a brief period next month to allow people to come together and celebrate Christmas.
Australia’s largest airline, Qantas, is planning to make coronavirus vaccines — when they become available — compulsory for passengers who want to fly internationally.
Thirteen African countries will take part in a clinical trial aimed at identifying treatments that could prevent moderate coronavirus cases from becoming more severe.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been preaching a message of sacrifice during the holidays, so New Yorkers took notice when he said he invited his 89-year-old mother over for Thanksgiving.
The organizers of a gigantic Brooklyn wedding will be fined $15,000 for violating pandemic rules.
A shortage of coins and the rise of digital currency are making the trade in bits of metal a distant memory for many.
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