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Daily News Briefing: Free flu jabs for over 50s – California curfew – Biden wins Georgia AGAIN – India cases tip 9million

Free flu jabs offered to all over 50s in 'winter like no other'

Friday 20 November

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Friday 3 April 2020 News Briefing. As of 6:30 am (GMT), these are the global active Covid-19 numbers.

Global COVID-19 UPDATE

Coronavirus Cases: 57,258,307

Deaths: 1,365,965

Recovered: 39,746,842

Today’s Outlook
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  • Covid-19: Free flu jabs offered to all over 50s in ‘winter like no other’
  • California, Ohio order nightly curfews to stem Covid-19 resurgence
  • South Australia 6-day statewide lockdown imposed over 1 person’s ‘LIE’ to contact tracers, authorities admit as they REVOKE order
  • Palestinians outraged as Pompeo visits illegal Israeli settlement
  • India’s coronavirus cases surpass 9 million
  • Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recount
 

Millions of public sector workers face pay freeze

BBC Business

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EU warns of serious obstacles to budget deal after Poland and Hungary veto 

FT News

Covid-19: Free flu jabs offered to all over 50s in ‘winter like no other’

BBC News says people aged 50-64 are being offered free flu jabs as part of an expanded winter vaccine scheme to tackle the “twin threats” of flu and Covid-19.

The group is being added to a list of people who are already eligible for a flu jab in England, such as those over 65 and NHS and social care workers.

Thirty million people are being offered the vaccine in England’s largest flu-immunisation programme to date.

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California, Ohio order nightly curfews to stem Covid-19 resurgence

France24 says California’s governor on Thursday imposed a curfew on social gatherings and other non-essential activities in one of the most intrusive of the restrictions being ordered across the country to curb an alarming surge in novel coronavirus infections.

The stay-at-home order will go into effect from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. each day, starting Saturday night and ending on the morning of Dec. 21, covering 41 of California’s 58 counties and the vast majority of its population, Governor Gavin Newsom said.

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South Australia 6-day statewide lockdown imposed over 1 person’s ‘LIE’ to contact tracers, authorities admit as they REVOKE order

RT News says a new lockdown over South Australia is set to be lifted after officials revealed the restrictions were brought on the basis of a deliberate “lie” told to contact tracers, prompting a “fuming” rebuke from the state executive.

“To say I am fuming about the actions of this individual is an absolute understatement,” South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said, adding “The selfish actions of this individual have put our whole state in a very difficult situation” and are “completely and utterly unacceptable.”

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Palestinians outraged as Pompeo visits illegal Israeli settlement

TRT World says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo becomes first top US diplomat to visit occupied West Bank’s Israeli settlements – a move seen by many as Washington’s tacit acceptance of illegal construction and occupation.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the first top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department announced that products from the settlements can be labelled “Made in Israel” in a major policy shift.

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India’s coronavirus cases surpass 9 million

Aljazeera says India is the world’s second-worst-hit country by the pandemic behind the US though cases have started to decline in recent weeks.

India’s coronavirus cases crossed the nine million mark early on Friday after it recorded more than 45,000 new infections, health ministry figures show.

According to the health ministry update, in addition to exceeding nine million confirmed cases, some 584 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 132,162.

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Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after a recount

The Guardian says the first Democrat to take the state since Bill Clinton in 1996, Biden wins its 16 electoral college votes as part of a victory by 306-232.

The Associated Press called the race on Thursday evening following the recount, which election officials said reaffirmed Biden’s victory more than two weeks after election day.

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In review

Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is back in the news after yet another bizarre press conference. We look at the differing headlines on Trump’s lawyer.

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Sweaty Rudy Giuliani suffers hair malfunction in latest bizarre press conference – The Guardian 

Hair dye streams down sweating Rudy Giuliani’s face in latest news conference embarrassment – Evening Standard

Rudy Giuliani has finally worked out Biden’s evil commie plot with Venezuela and he’s going to right the election – The Independent 

Giuliani’s court bid to overturn Biden victory turns to farce as he forgets judge’s name, calls other lawyer ‘that angry man,’ claims the 11 biggest cities are conspiring to steal election, then gets directions to the nearest martini bar – Daily Mail 

What In The World Is Happening To Rudy Giuliani? – The Refinery29

Does Trump stand a chance at overturning US election results? – TRT World

Kavanaugh should face new investigation, Biden transition official Barbara McQuade wrote

Read on Fox News

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Fact-checking Giuliani and the Trump legal team’s wild, fact-free press conference

Read on CNN

Danish Prime Minister selects new minister following mink culling scandal

Read on Euronews

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Coronavirus: Europe faces ‘six tough months’ of pandemic, WHO says

Read on BBC News

 

Nigerian officials insist soldiers did not shoot Lekki protesters

Read on Africanews

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Africa’s week in pictures: 13 – 19 November 2020

Read on BBC News

 
 

Onion-style Arabic satirical news website launches English edition

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Joint efforts, proactive planning ‘enabled Saudi Arabia to defeat the virus’

Read on Arab News

South Korea warns of return to tough COVID-19 measures to fight third wave

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Plan to raise China’s retirement age sparks anger

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Cultura

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arts & ent

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury - Eddie Hearn tells Fury to ‘go straight into’ undisputed title mega-fight

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury? Eddie Hearn tells Fury to ‘go straight into’ undisputed title mega-fight

Sky Sports

Matthew McConaughey wouldn't rule out shot at Texas governor role

Matthew McConaughey wouldn’t rule out shot at Texas governor role

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