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Turkey records highest new coronavirus death toll for fourth consecutive day
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Umit BektasISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s daily number of coronavirus deaths hit a record high for a fourth consecutive day with 174 in the past 24 hours, data from the Health Ministry showed on Thursday, and it also reported the highest number of new daily infections yet. Data showed that Turkey recorded 29,132 COVID-19 cases, including asymptomatic ones, on Thursday. From July until Wednesday, Ankara had only reported symptomatic cases, of which there were 6,876 on Thursday, raising the total number to 474,606. The total number of deaths stood at 13,014. Thursday’s new case tally was also the highest daily number reported since the beginning of the pandemic but historical data and the cumulative number of all cases is still not available.
Organizations: REUTERS, Health Locations: Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey, Umit, ISTANBUL, Ankara
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Dan Rosenfield, a business consultant and former treasury official, as his new chief of staff on Thursday. MOST RECENT JOB:Rosenfield joins No10 from Hakluyt, a strategic advisory firm for businesses and investors, where he has been global head of corporate clients and head of the UK business since 2016. BANK OF AMERICARosenfield worked as managing director of investment banking at Bank of America from 2011 to 2016. UK TREASURYHe spent 11 years at the British finance minister as a policy adviser and then principal private secretary to Chancellors Alistair Darling and George Osborne. EDUCATIONRosenfield was educated at Manchester Grammar School and University College London.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Dan Rosenfield, Rosenfield, Hakluyt, Alistair Darling, George Osborne Organizations: British, AMERICA, Bank of America, TREASURY, Manchester Grammar School, University College London Locations: No10
Field of candidates widens in heated race for top ICC prosecutor job
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A process to fill the most important post in the field of international criminal justice has been deadlocked for several months. Some countries had complained that the original four, chosen through a process that emphasised consensus, did not include enough figures with the international profile required for the job. The Trump administration rejects the court and denounced Bensouda for looking into actions of American troops in Afghanistan. The new candidates include Britian’s Karim Khan, who now heads a United Nations team investigating Islamic State crimes in Iraq, and Robert Petit, a former prosecutor at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia. Widening the pool of candidates could delay the elections because ICC member states may want more than the two remaining weeks before the New York meeting to make a choice.
Persons: Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda, Donald Trump, Trump, Bensouda, Joe Biden, Britian’s Karim Khan, Robert Petit, Belgian Serge Brammertz Organizations: HAGUE, Reuters, Islamic, Criminal, U.S, United Nations, Khmer, ICC Locations: British, Islamic State, Canadian, New York, Afghanistan, Washington, Iraq, Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Belgian, York
Breakingviews - Kiwis test limits of overburdened rate setters
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Swaha Pattanaik | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - New Zealand led the way in central banking in the past. Now, the country that first formally asked independent monetary policymakers to target inflation is offering a lesson in the problems of overburdening rate setters. Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Tuesday he had written to the central bank and asked for advice on whether house prices should be considered when setting monetary policy. It’s unrealistic to expect monetary policy to do much to rein in the racy housing market when the RBNZ, like many peers, is focused on trying to stimulate economic activity. There are better levers to do this, some of which the central bank is using.
Persons: Grant Robertson Organizations: New Zealand's Finance, LONDON, Reuters, Reserve Bank of New Locations: Wellington , New Zealand, New Zealand, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
?”In the video, the presenter says, “Dominion voting machines, that were used in 30 states, use Smartmatic software. Smartmatic Dominion sent all voting results to Frankfurt and Barcelona, and we’ll get into the raid that happened in Frankfurt later, which did actually happen. DOMINION AND SMARTMATICThe video claims that Dominion uses Smartmatic Software and that Dominion is a front company for Smartmatic. On the Dominion voting website, it states that Dominion has never been and is not currently owned by Smartmatic: “Dominion is an entirely separate company and a fierce competitor to Smartmatic. Dominion did not switch votes in Virginia and was not subject to a U.S. army raid in Germany.
Persons: Tom Laipply, we’ll, Hugo Chavez, , Donald Trump, Samira, Smartmatic, John Poulos, Poulos, Antonio Mugica, Roger Pinate, Louie Ghomert, Ghomert’s, Ghomert, Gohmert, , Scytl, Biden, Trump, Read Organizations: Voting Systems, Dominion, Reuters, DOMINION, FAIR, Smartmatic Dominion, Frankfurt, Election Infrastructure Government, Council, Election, Republican, Smartmatic Software, Smartmatic, ” Reuters, U.S ., Democrat, Scytl, SOE Software, VIRGINIA, Gateway, New York Times, Biden, Trump, Edison Research, The New York Times Locations: Venezuela, Germany, Virginia, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Dominion, Samira Saba, Florida, United States, London, Venezuelan, Texas, German, U.S, Scytl, Tampa , Florida, Fairfax County , Virginia
Rome airport to offer COVID-tested flights to U.S. with Delta, Alitalia
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes a swab sample from a man to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Remo CasilliROME (Reuters) - Rome’s Fiumicino airport will run COVID-tested flights to and from the United States operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, it said on Thursday, adding it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the service on transatlantic flights. Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), the unit of Italian infrastructure group Atlantia that runs Fiumicino airport, said the new protocol will be valid for those flying from New York JFK, Newark and Atlanta. In September, in an effort to resume domestic travel after the first wave of the epidemic, Italian carrier Alitalia experimented with COVID testing on some flights between Rome Fiumicino and Milan city airport Linate, Italy’s biggest hubs. The Italian government is expected to give the go-ahead to COVID-tested U.S. flights in the coming days, ADR said, adding that the government’s official backing will also allow them to offer such flights between Rome and Munich, and Rome and Frankfurt in Germany.
Persons: Remo Casilli ROME, Aeroporti, , Steve Sear, Fiumicino, Rome Fiumicino Organizations: Fiumicino, REUTERS, Delta Air Lines, Alitalia, Roma, Jackson, Delta, – International, Global, Italian Locations: Rome, Italy, United States, Europe, New York JFK, Newark, Atlanta, Hartsfield, Jackson Atlanta, Georgia, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Germany
Johnson picks new chief of staff to lead post-Cummings 'reset'
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( William James | ) + 0.99   time to read: +2 min
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Dan Rosenfield, a business consultant and former treasury official, as his new chief of staff on Thursday as he tries to restore trust in his leadership. Johnson is reshaping his senior team of advisers following the departure of Dominic Cummings earlier this month. The chief of staff is traditionally the most powerful political appointment in the prime minister’s office. Though exact responsibilities vary according the leaders’ preference, the job involves providing strategic and political advice to help the prime minister take decisions. Rosenfield will begin work on Dec. 7 and officially take up the Chief of Staff role on Jan. 1, Downing Street said.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Dan Rosenfield, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Cummings, Rosenfield, Hakluyt, Alistair Darling, George Osborne, “ Dan, , Rupert Harrison, Osborne Organizations: British, Bank of America, Blackrock, Conservative Party, Downing
Pakistan shuts schools to curb new coronavirus infections
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Umar Farooq | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan shut its schools and postponed exams on Thursday to try to curb new coronavirus infections and a rise in the number of people in hospital with COVID-19. Pakistan reported 3,306 new cases on Wednesday, and 40 deaths from the pandemic, with 2,485 patients currently admitted in hospitals, according to officials. The decision to close schools, officials have said, was based on an increase in the rate of positive test results in the country. The rate of people testing positive in June was as high as 23%, but dropped to a low of 1.7% by September. State television and radio stations were used to broadcast lessons for students at home for students in government schools.
Persons: Shafqat Mahmood, Imran Khan, , doesn’t Organizations: , World Locations: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, COVID
They either walk when they want to walk and risk significant harm, or they learn to obey the rules. That's why every parent at a crosswalk in New York City stands there and either looks longingly at the empty street or glares at jaywalkers. We are not going to see family for Thanksgiving or, in several weeks, for Christmas; I wish we were. In the end, their bumbling hypocrisies don't really matter to our decision; if 50 million people do a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. Good food, a happy song, a hug; that’s pretty much all he needs to make any given moment a good one.
Persons: Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Newsom, Cuomo, hypocrisies, Newsom —, influencers, we’ll, , David Foster, It’s, Sam Thielman, Sam, can’t, Weezer Organizations: Donald Trump , New York Gov, California Gov, lockdowns Locations: New York City, jaywalkers, Donald Trump ,, California, Napa Valley
Georgia introduces new restrictions for two months to curb COVID-19
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia is to introduce more coronavirus restrictions including new curfew hours, the closure of most shops, restaurants, swimming pools and gyms and the restriction of transport and a ban on sports and cultural events. FILE PHOTO: Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia speaks to media after voting at a polling station during a run-off of parliamentary election in Tbilisi, Georgia November 21, 2020. Restrictions will be temporarily eased from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3 and on Jan. 6-7 for the Orthodox Christmas. Banks, grocery shops, pet shops, pharmacies, agrarian markets will work with no restrictions. Restrictions would be lifted from Jan. 16 but would be applied on weekends until Jan. 31.
Persons: Giorgi Gakharia, Gakharia Organizations: Georgia's, Press Service, Georgian Government, REUTERS Locations: TBILISI, Georgia, Tbilisi , Georgia, Caucasus, Banks
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and sitting Republican President Donald Trump, like millions of Americans, were celebrating Thanksgiving quietly at home on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic raged across the United States. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers an address ahead of Thanksgiving at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 25, 2020. “I know better days are coming.”Republican President Trump often likes to celebrate holidays at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida, but on Thursday he remained in the Washington area, spending part of the morning at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. In contrast to Biden, who pleaded with Americans to celebrate the holiday safely by wearing masks and socially distancing, Trump in his Thanksgiving proclamation on Wednesday urged Americans to “gather” for the holiday. In addition to Trump, several other prominent Americans including first lady Melania Trump and members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following such events.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Joshua Roberts Biden, Jill, Ashley Biden, Howard Krein, Biden, , we’d, , Trump, Melania Trump, hospitalizations, James Clyburn, tweeting Organizations: Democratic, REUTERS, Republican, Trump National Golf Club, White, Trump, U.S, BIDEN, U.S . House, Democrat Locations: REHOBOTH BEACH, Del, WASHINGTON, United States, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Rehoboth , Delaware, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Delaware, Largo, Florida, Washington, Virginia, Afghanistan, U.S ., New York, COVID
America celebrates scaled-back Thanksgiving as COVID-19 surges
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, U.S. November 25, 2020. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, a spectacle of giant character balloons that has delighted children for nearly a century, has been scaled back significantly. Many Americans see the annual ritual get-together for turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie as important enough to risk possible infection. On Wedneday Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo implored her constituents to make Thanksgiving gatherings as small as possible, arguing it would save lives. With hospitalizations surging, the state will begin a two-week “pause” on Monday, with bars, fitness gyms and other establishments shut down.
Persons: Hannah McKay, , Susan Tercero, Gina Raimondo, ‘ I’m Organizations: Reuters, Reagan National Airport, REUTERS, NBC, Centers for Disease Control, U.S . Transportation Security Administration, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Locations: Arlington , U.S, New York, , COVID, Wedneday Rhode
"I asked Gabrielle what she wanted for her birthday, and she said 'an investment account and a bike,'" Van Court said. At the time, Van Court was working at Nickelodeon, where she led its digital preschool and parenting businesses. "I said, 'If you save $100, I'll match you $100 and we'll open an investment account,'" said Van Court, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Goalsetter app helps children learn about how money works and lets families set long-term and short-term savings goals. "You spend your last dime trying to buy self-respect," Van Court said.
Persons: Tanya Van Court, Van, Gabrielle, Court, Goalsetter, Van Court, , Kemba Dunham, Dunham, Nile Mpela, Nile, Tseday Williams, Seble Williams Seble Williams, Williams, Tseday Organizations: Nickelodeon, Stanford University Black Alumni Association, Pipeline, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Van, Brooklyn , New York, America, Brooklyn
PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - French and German consumer confidence plunged in November as new coronavirus restrictions crushed any prospect of a quick return to normal in the euro zone’s two biggest economies, data published on Thursday showed. In France, which was put back under one the strictest lockdowns in Europe on Oct. 30, consumer confidence fell this month to its lowest level since December 2018, surpassing levels reached in March and April during a first and even harsher lockdown. France’s official stats agency, INSEE, said its consumer confidence index fell four points to 90, worse than the average expectation in a Reuters poll of economists for 92. In Germany, consumer morale fell further heading into December as a partial lockdown hit households’ income expectations and their willingness to buy, a survey showed. On Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron said France would start gradually easing its lockdown this weekend, though many restrictions will remain.
Persons: Eric Gaillard, Rolf Buerkl, Buerkl, ” Buerkl, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron Organizations: PARIS, REUTERS Locations: BERLIN, Nice, France, Germany, Europe, Paris
New York City’s High-End Japanese Restaurants Deliver $800 Sushi to Survive
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Anna Mutoh | ) sentiment -0.81   time to read: +1 min
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, New Yorkers had a hard time scoring a seat at chef Nozomu Abe’s Michelin-starred restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Some high-end Japanese restaurants have reinvented themselves to accommodate the migrations and shifting habits. Sushi Noz and others now trek to the second homes of New York City residents in the Hamptons and the Hudson Valley. Other restaurants, such as chef Masayoshi Takayama’s three-Michelin-starred Masa, have entered the delivery business in Manhattan. Masa now sells $800 sushi boxes meant to feed a four-person household.
Persons: Nozomu Abe’s Michelin, Noz, Masayoshi Takayama’s, Masa Organizations: Hamptons Locations: Yorkers, New York City, Hudson, Manhattan
South Korea's LG says will separate affiliates into new conglomerate
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Joyce Lee | ) sentiment -0.91   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Sergio PerezSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s LG Corp said on Thursday its board had decided to restructure its conglomerate LG Group by separating some of its affiliates such as display chip maker Silicon Works Co Ltd to form a new conglomerate next year. It is the latest in a series of deals and restructuring of South Korea’s family-led conglomerates as they grow in size and go through generational succession. Koo Bon-joon will be chief executive of the new holding company, according to LG Corp’s regulatory filing. LG Group is South Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate and its core businesses include consumer electronics, chemicals, household products and cosmetics, as well as parts such as batteries and displays used in GM, Tesla and Apple products. The logistics arm generated 64% of its 2019 revenue from other affiliates of LG Group including LG Electronics and LG Chem, according to its regulatory filing.
Persons: Sergio Perez SEOUL, Bon, Koo Kwang Organizations: LG, Mobile, REUTERS, Korea’s LG Corp, LG Group, Silicon Works Co, South, Apple, LG International Corp, LG Hausys Ltd, LG MMA Corp, Logistics Co Ltd, LG Electronics Locations: Barcelona, Spain, South
“It’s a message to regional banks that time is running short,” one of the sources said. It also marked another retreat from negative rates, a policy long criticised by banks as crushing yields across the curve and narrowing already thin margins, two other sources said. Combined net profits at Japan’s 102 regional banks have tumbled 40% over the past four years as lending margins sank to 0.2%. The growing alarm within the board over the demerits of his stimulus programme may make it harder for Kuroda to ease further, especially by deepening negative rates. “If banking-sector problems are as serious as the BOJ suggests, deepening negative rates would make matters worse,” said a fourth source familiar with the BOJ’s thinking.
Persons: Kim Kyung, , Tomoyuki Shimoda, , Haruhiko Kuroda, Hideo Hayakawa, can’t, Takako Masai, Kuroda Organizations: Bank of Japan, REUTERS, Critics, Hitotsubashi University, Research Locations: TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an injunction late Wednesday blocking New York’s governor from enforcing 10- and 25-person occupancy limits on religious institutions, granting a request from the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Agudath Israel. The court apparently divided 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissenting. The court said there’s no evidence that the organizations that brought the lawsuit have contributed to the spread of Covid-19. Breyer said if the state seeks to reimpose the limits, the plaintiffs can come back to the court. Sotomayor and Kagan said granting the injunction “will only exacerbate the nation’s suffering.”Both Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh filed concurrences.
Persons: John Roberts, Stephen Breyer Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Roberts, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, , Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, concurrences, Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito Organizations: U.S, Supreme, New, Catholic, of Locations: of Brooklyn, Israel, Covid
Thailand sees first trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Orathai Sriring | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The 1,201 foreign visitors in October is a fraction of the 3.07 million arrivals in the same month last year. In January-October 2020, the number of foreign tourists in Thailand dropped 79.5% to 6.69 million - there were zero tourists recorded in April-September. The state planning agency has forecast 6.7 million foreign tourists this year after last year’s revised record 39.9 million visitors who spent 1.91 trillion baht ($63 billion), or about 11.3% of gross domestic product (GDP). It predicts only 5 million foreign visitors in 2021. GRAPHIC: Thailand's foreign tourists -
Persons: Soe Zeya Organizations: REUTERS Locations: BANGKOK, Thailand, Pattaya, Tourism, China, Cambodia, Middle East, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore
U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York virus curbs
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Lawrence Hurley | ) sentiment -0.92   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building at sunset in Washington, U.S. November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Erin ScottWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 vote granted requests made by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations. The Orthodox congregations Agudath Israel of Kew Garden Hills and Agudath Israel of Madison, as well as nationwide Orthodox Jewish group Agudath Israel of America. A federal judge in Brooklyn rejected separate requests made by the religious groups on Oct. 9.
Persons: Erin Scott WASHINGTON, Donald Trump’s, Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Andrew Cuomo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Roberts Organizations: U.S, Supreme, REUTERS, Wednesday, Christian, New York, Roman Catholic Diocese of, Conservative, Kew Garden, Circuit Locations: Washington , U.S, New, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Israel, Kew, Madison, America, New York, Nevada and California
Manufacturers are introducing face masks for general use that they say offer more protection than cloth coverings without taxing supplies of the N95 masks used in hospitals. These mask makers said many of the new models coming to market are more protective than cloth masks but don’t reach the level of protection provided by N95s, which stop at least 95% of very small particles with a sophisticated filter and a snug fit to the face.
Organizations: N95s
Outside Monitors Urge Deutsche Bank to Quit Russia
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Patricia Kowsmann | Jenny Strasburg | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
Deutsche Bank AG executives want to expand in Russia despite a legacy of missteps and massive fines. Outside monitors who watch over the bank’s money-laundering controls said it should shut the business instead, according to a person familiar with the communications. The monitors, appointed by New York state’s Department of Financial Services,...
Organizations: Deutsche Bank AG, New York state’s Department of Financial Services Locations: Russia
New Zealand's Ardern set to declare climate emergency
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Praveen Menon | ) + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming. Slideshow ( 2 images )The government will put forward a motion to declare the emergency next Wednesday, the government said as parliament reconvened after a general election won by Ardern’s party. The resounding win allows Ardern’s party to govern alone although she has joined forces with the Green Party for the next three-year term. If a climate emergency is passed, New Zealand would join countries like Canada, France and Britain that have taken the same course to focus efforts on tackling climate change. Last week, Japanese lawmakers declared a climate emergency and committed to a firm timetable for net-zero emissions.
Persons: Jacinda, “ We’ve, ” Ardern Organizations: WELLINGTON, Reuters, Zealand, Ardern’s, TVNZ, , Labour Party, Green Party Locations: New, New Zealand, Canada, France, Britain
Cyclone Nivar slams into southern India causing five deaths
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Sudarshan Varadhan | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
CHENNAI, India (Reuters) - A severe cyclone slammed into India’s southern coast early on Thursday, killing at least five people and uprooting trees and power lines. Slideshow ( 5 images )Cyclone Nivar made landfall near the city of Puducherry, located near the southern state of Tamil Nadu, with winds of up to 130 km per hour (81 miles per hour), according to the India Meteorological Department. The storm caused at least five deaths in and around Chennai from trees falling, drowning and electrocution, the Times of India reported. While rains are expected to subside in Tamil Nadu, heavy precipitation is expected in the Rayalaseema region of the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying areas of Tamil Nadu ahead of the storm’s landfall, a state minister said on Wednesday.
Persons: Nivar, , Lord Venkateshwara Organizations: India Meteorological Department, Twitter, New Indian Express, Meteorological Department Locations: CHENNAI, India, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Tamil, Velachery, Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh, Tirumala
India records 44,489 new coronavirus cases
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
A health worker wearing a protective face mask checks the temperature of a woman while conducting door to door survey to identify symptomatic people amid a spike in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, in New Delhi, India, November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree FadnavisMUMBAI (Reuters) - India recorded 44,489 new coronavirus infections, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday, the 19th straight day that single-day cases have stayed below the 50,000 mark. India’s coronavirus tally now stands at 9.27 million, the second-highest in the world, after the United States. Deaths rose by 524, taking the total to 135,223.
Organizations: REUTERS Locations: New Delhi, India, Anushree, MUMBAI, United States
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