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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Staff exhaustion is an issue of major concern, says Zweli Mkhize on Covid-19 visit in Eastern Cape

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Staff exhaustion is an issue of major concern, says Zweli Mkhize on Covid-19 visit in Eastern Cape

November 17 2020 - 10:52

Staff exhaustion is an issue of major concern, says Zweli Mkhize on Covid-19 visit in Eastern Cape

November 17 2020 - 09:52

French health minister says he cannot give date for end of lockdown

French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday he could not give a date for the end of the national lockdown.

The country-wide restrictions were imposed on Oct. 30, initially for a one-month period. Veran told BFM that travel restrictions would not be lifted on Dec. 1, repeating what Prime Minister Jean Castex said last week. 

-REUTERS

November 17 2020 - 09:40

Russia reports record high 442 coronavirus deaths, 22,410 new infections

Russia reported a record high of 442 deaths related to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the official death toll to 33,931.

Authorities also reported 22,410 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, including 5,882 in the capital Moscow, bringing the national tally to 1,971,013.

-REUTERS

November 17 2020 - 07:30

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 54.59 million, death toll at 1,320,446

More than 54.59 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,320,446​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. 

-REUTERS