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US vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated on Dec. 11

November 22, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the head of the government's effort to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, said the first Americans to receive a coronavirus vaccine could get it as soon as Dec. 11.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday set out the government’s plan for England to exit its second national lockdown on December 2, outlining what is expected to be a “strengthened” tier system for the country, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said Sunday.

It comes just a week after Public Health England’s Dr. Susan Hopkins said the government would need to consider “strengthening” the tier system until an effective vaccine becomes widely available in the UK.

Hong Kong reported 68 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, marking the highest single-day increase in cases since August 16.

“The situation is very difficult to control,” said Dr. Chuang, who cited asymptomatic cases who continued their daily routine without knowing they had the virus.

Earlier on Sunday, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said that “we are now facing a very severe situation in Hong Kong, the number of unlinked cases has been increasing in the past few days. ” Chan added that health officials are now testing more people to deal with the recent outbreak.

South Korea reported 330 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 30,733, according to Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

On Monday, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is expected to publish documents showing the previous tier restrictions were not effective, the source said.

The United States reported 177,552 new coronavirus cases and 1,448 deaths on Saturday, according to John Hopkin's University.

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