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Canada's largest city is going into lockdown for at least 28 days

November 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Toronto, Canada's biggest city, is going into lockdown for at least 28 days to limit the spread of Covid-19, according to a news release from the Office of the Premier of Ontario published Friday.

Toronto, Canada's biggest city, is going into lockdown for at least 28 days to limit the spread of Covid-19, according to a news release from the Office of the Premier of Ontario published Friday.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in the news release that Covid-19 numbers are "rising rapidly in certain regions," adding the lockdown will protect "hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, and every person in this province. " 

Almost a million people have been given an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Sinopharm as part of an emergency-use program authorized by Beijing, the Chinese pharmaceutical giant's chairman said.

Liu said the vaccine had been given to Chinese construction workers, diplomats, and students who have gone to more than 150 countries during the pandemic -- and none of them has reported an infection.

He said on November 6 that there were 56,000 people who had received emergency vaccinations and then gone overseas.

The US Food and Drug Administration said Friday it has scheduled a meeting of its outside advisory panel to discuss Pfizer and BioNTech’s application for emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine.

“Biden has always been a pro-science guy, so of course we're hopeful that they're going to take a careful and a data-based approach, and try to do the best to figure out how to best deliver the available therapies and vaccines to the people who might benefit the most,” Yancopoulos said.

It was announced on Tuesday that over two million people in 11 areas in the west of Scotland — including Glasgow, the country’s largest city — will move into the highest level of restrictions starting Friday.

Sturgeon also confirmed that on Friday Scotland registered 1,018 new cases of Covid-19 and 32 deaths, bringing the country's total figures since the start of the pandemic to 86,630 confirmed cases and 3,459 deaths.

Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody treatment for Covid-19, bamlanivimab, got interim authorization from Health Canada Friday, according to a company news release.

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