1) Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong authorises Sinovac vaccine for children aged 3-17, Rotterdam riots condemned theguardian.com/world/live/202…
2) Covid cases rate in Czech Republic hit a record 929 new cases per 100K residents (2nd record this week), its health ministry said Saturday.

Czech Rep’s daily cases tally ⬆️ to 22,936 Friday.

A further 110 people died on Thursday, the ministry said;
3) Thousands of people have marched in “freedom” rallies in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, with the largest crowds in the Victorian capital as protests against the state government’s pandemic legislation ramped up again;
4) Some 200 vaccinated foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam’s beach fringed island of Phu Quoc on Saturday. They are the first wave of visitors to Vietnam in nearly 2 years, as it seeks to resurrect its covid ravaged tourism economy, Reuters reports;
5) Iraq has received 1.2M doses of Pfizer’s Covid 💉via
Covax, amid fears of a fourth wave, AFP reports. Just
17.5% Iraq 40M residents have received at least 1 dose.

2M+ Iraqis have been w/covid & 23,628 have died since
the outbreak of the pandemic;
6) Visitors will need to show proof of their Covid status to gain entry to Belfast Christmas market, which opens on Saturday;
7) Mayor of Rotterdam condemned “an orgy of violence” at Friday’s protests against Covid measures, in which 7 people were wounded & 20+ arrested;
8) Hong Kong has approved lowering the age limit for the Covid vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech to 3 years old
(⬇️ from 18), as it pursues a broader campaign to incentivize its 7.5M residents to get vaccinated, Reuters reports;
9) ASEAN COVID-19 update (cases & deaths) posted on November 19.
10) Thailand COVID-19 update posted on November 20.
Dashboard 👇🏾
11) Indonesia COVID-19 update for November 20.
12) Globally, ⬆️ cases of #LongCovid being documented,
as many report covid related concerns, months after infection. International SOS said it’s being increasingly called on by organizations to help them manage this emerging & concerning phenomenon.
13) Malaysia COVID-19 cases update for November 20.
14) All players at the Australian Open must be vaccinated, tournament chief Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday (Nov 20), piling more pressure on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who has refused to reveal if he has been inoculated.
15) 8 of the provincial level regions affected by the latest resurgence, have registered no new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases for at least 14 consecutive days. This update came from the spokesman for National Health Commission (NHC) Mi Feng, at a press conference.
16) From Monday, limits on social interactions & dining out
will be expanded to 5 people from current rule of up to 2 💉 people, government ministers told a news conference on Saturday.
17) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

In #USA the tide has certainly turned now. 7 day rates up 29% in 3 wks.

Some states still falling which means others rising more rapidly. #NewYork posted its highest total since April;
18) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

Now #Europe's 10 most #Covid19 infected nations: AD/M (Avg Daily cases/Million)

1 #Slovenia 1585
2 #Austria 1464
3 #Netherlands 1227
4 #Czechia 1212
5 #Slovakia 1209
6 #Croatia 1121
7 #Liechtenstein 999
8 #Hungary 869
9 #Ireland 833
10 #Belgium 831
19) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

And the 10 least #Covid19 infected nations in Europe
#Finland, #France out

1 #Kosovo 5
2 #Spain 82
3 #Sweden 90
4 #Malta 133
5 #Italy 143
6 #Romania 170
7 #Albania 174
8 #Portugal 186
9 #Moldova 187
10 #Belarus 196* (made up data)
20) From @TWMCLtd

Currently 8 Europe countries at all time high case rates. #Czechia & #SanMarino joining #Austria #Finland #Germany #Netherlands #Norway & #Slovakia

Meanwhile #Croatia #Denmark #Greece #Iceland and #Slovenia have all hit record 7 day rates in the past 10 days;
21) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

#Belgium registers its 2nd highest ever daily total of new Covid cases.

21,502 cases diagnosed in last 24 hours - double last Saturday. That's a couple of thousand below record set 13 months ago.

7 day rate leaps to 963 AD/M
42 deaths - worst in 6 months;
22) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

First new record of the day comes in #Czechia

Not entirely surprising after holiday earlier this week.
23,033 new Covid cases, ~ 60% more than last Saturday,
but likely some backlogged cases.

7 day rate at record 1,329 AD/M
126 Covid deaths-7 month high;
23) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

Russia equals y'day's record Covid death toll.

1,254 covid deaths in the last 24 hours according to the Kremlin. That makes 8,676 in the week. So the likely real number of victims this week is around 35,000.

37,120 new cases, 2k lower than last Saturday;
24) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾
Next new record - step forward Slovakia.

9,171 new cases of #Covid19, up 27%
First day ever with over 9k new infections.

Today's death toll: 37.

7-day rate a record 1,259 AD/M;
25) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾
Poland update now:
23,414 new Covid cases diagnosed.
That's 64% above last Saturday.
The positive test rate is 24.5%.

Health data bad too:
16,480 Covid patients in H, 26% higher than a week ago.
1,423 on respirators, up 29%.
382 deaths announced today;
26) Japan COVID-19 update 🧵, numerous informative tweets in this thread !
28) “By analysing data from 55 countries, they identified 41 neurological manifestations that can occur in conjunction with COVID-19.

Up to one-third of individuals with COVID-19 were estimated to exhibit at least one of these manifestations.”
29) FT - “First, Austria is a federal republic and while most
of the legislative & executive power lies w/the federal gov’t , health & healthcare is unfortunately being administered and legislated upon by the 9 states, the Bundesländer. The City of Vienna is also a Bundesland.”
30)(A) Several thousand demonstrators have already gathered in central Vienna, to protest against the new tough pandemic measures in Austria, w/up to 15K people expected to protest in Vienna today. On Saturday, 15,297 new infections were registered in the country;
30(B) Austria faces its fourth general lockdown from Monday, which will also be in place for those who have been vaccinated.

The nationwide lockdown will last for a maxium of 20 days, the government has said, and will be followed by a lockdown for unvaccinated people;
31)(A) Sat protest in Amsterdam vs covid curbs, cancelled after riots in Rotterdam injured 7 people, & police fired warning shots last night, AFP reports.

20+ people arrested in protests against gov’t moves to restrict access to certain sites for un💉& impose other curbs;
31)(B) A police car and several electric scooters were torched and fires set off.

“Last night, all hell broke loose in Rotterdam,” United We Stand Europe, which had called Saturday’s protest, said on Facebook;
32) While doses of J&ah💉are now available in several provinces, including B.C., Saskatchewan & Alberta, uptake
has been slow to start.

Earlier this month, Alberta received 5K doses of J&J 💉. In the first week of its campaign, 1,190 shots were administered in the province.
33) FT - They call Taiwan their home and hope that the government can allow their spouses and children to enter Taiwan just like before the May 19 decree, so that they can reunite with their families, according to a statement issued by the group.
34) The first update of vaccination rates for kids 5-11 has been posted by the CDC, with US map.
35) PT - Pregnant women are at risk of getting severely ill from Covid & new CDC study found that getting Covid also ⬆️ risk of stillbirth by nearly 2 times. If you’re pregnant or might get pregnant, get vaccinated - not only for your safety, but also safety of your baby.
36)N Italy ski resorts are reopening for winter season after prolonged shutdowns due to the pandemic.

However, a recent rise in cases is spreading worries for possible new restrictions;
37) The UK can’t afford to be complacent & must be prepared to introduce tougher measures to control covid spread this winter if necessary, gov’t adviser & leading epidemiologist
Prof Andrew Hayward warned;
38) Pennsylvania COVID-19 update for November 20. State and some local county reports, for your consideration.
39) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

Last night riots, shootings in Netherlands following a protest by covid-sceptics/anti-lockdown.

57% leap in new Covid cases today, ⬆️to 21,794. That's 1800 ⬇️ all time record, but looks like a/o record will happen Monday.

55 deaths, worst day since Mar 9;
40) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾
Ireland plunges back into trouble, after lower than expected figures Fri.

5,959 new Covid cases reported today, 28% ⬆️ last Sat total.

It's Ireland's highest daily total since Jan 10.

121 are now in ICU, with a total of 640 Covid patients hospitalized;
41) From @TWMCLtd 👇🏾

In Greece, private doctors are being ordered to help out at public hospitals as the Covid crisis worsens.

Doctors who refuse risk up to 3 years in jail.

Cases are rising again and could reach another all time high 7 day infection rate very soon;
43) Rotterdam police said Saturday 51 people had been arrested, half under 18. “Two rioters where wounded when they were hit by bullets, they remain in H,” the force added.

“Police were forced to draw their weapons & even fire direct shots,” Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said Saturday;
44) Speaking to Sky News, Prof John Edmunds said soaring cases on the continent underlined “how quickly things can go wrong”. He pointed out that there were still “many millions” across the UK, who were still not fully vaccinated while some had not had any Covid shots at all;
45) Italy reported 11,555 covid cases Saturday and a further 49 deaths. Hospital patients w/covid (excluding ICUs), ⬆️ to 4,250 Saturday from 4,145 on Friday.

50 new admissions to ICUs, up from 39 on Friday. This brings the total to 512 patients, Reuters reports;
46) UK gov’t reported further 150 deaths w/i 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, on Saturday Nov 20.

As of 9am on Saturday, there were a further 40,941 lab confirmed Covid-19 cases in UK, the government added;
47) 100s gathered in Belfast City Centre Sat, to oppose the planned introduction of Covid-19 certification.

A large crowd formed outside City Hall, w/many carrying placards & banners.

There were cheers & applause as speakers promised to resist certification in Northern Ireland;
48) WHO says 500K people in Europe could die of Covid by March next year, unless urgent action is taken.

WHO Europe Director Dr Hans Kluge said he’s very worried about a fresh wave of cases, spreading across continent & that’s led countries to announce new restrictions;
49) US cases rising once again. 3 reasons why this may be occurring now.
51) Steps that can be taken now, to help beat back a winter surge.
52) France reported 23 deaths today, for a total of 91,520 coronavirus deaths in hospital.

France also reports 1,333 people are in ICUs w/ Covid-19,
⬇️ of 20 today, Reuters reports;
53) For those following COVID-19 in France, a good weekly thread to consider.
54) Forest-Niesing, 56, was admitted to Health Sciences North hospital in October, due to complications from the virus. She was released Nov. 14.

Her staff reported she was fully vaccinated and added it was uncertain how she was exposed to the virus.
55) France has reported 22,678 new coronavirus cases, & has had over 7.37M cases in total;
56)(A) France sent dozens of elite police & counter-terrorism officers to Guadeloupe Sat, following looting & arson Fri in defiance of an overnight curfew;
56)(B) Guadeloupe’s Prefect on Friday introduced the night time “stay-at-home” order, after protests against the covid
💉pass spiraled into violence Thursday night;
57) "The World Organisation for Animal Health, known as OIE, has recorded 598 Covid outbreaks in animals affecting 14 species in 30 countries"

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