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COVID19

Teachers should receive vaccine priority: UNICEF
World

Teachers should receive vaccine priority: UNICEF

  • Assuming that schools are not the main driver of community transmission, UNICEF said in its statement that unfortunately, classes currently remain closed for "nearly one in five schoolchildren globally -- or 320 million children."
Published 15 Dec, 2020 10:38am
U.S. Congress in sprint to fund government, approve COVID-19 emergency aid
World

U.S. Congress in sprint to fund government, approve COVID-19 emergency aid

  • The U.S. Congress will try this week to end months of indecision and infighting over the federal government’s budget priorities and coronavirus aid, with more than $2 trillion in funding from Washington potentially at stake.
  • Without a deal, the government must begin shutting non-emergency programs and furloughing many workers.
Published 14 Dec, 2020 08:34pm
London to move into toughest tier of COVID-19 restrictions – report
World

London to move into toughest tier of COVID-19 restrictions – report

  • More than 40% of citizens were placed in the highest risk category.
  • “Moving into Tier 3 before Christmas will be deeply disappointing for Londoners, and a terrible blow to the capital’s hospitality, leisure and cultural sectors,” said John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy at business campaign group London First.
Published 14 Dec, 2020 08:12pm
U.S. lawmakers plan to split $908 billion COVID-19 plan into two parts: source
World

U.S. lawmakers plan to split $908 billion COVID-19 plan into two parts: source

  • A $908 billion bipartisan COVID-19 relief plan set to be introduced in the U.S. Congress as early as Monday will be split into two packages in a bid to win approval.
  • One of the sponsors of the $908 billion plan, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, said earlier on Sunday it would be introduced formally on Monday.
Published 14 Dec, 2020 03:41pm