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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain is unlikely to make vaccination against the coronavirus compulsory, at least initially, health ministry sources said on Monday.
PARIS (Reuters) - French health authorities on Monday reported 4,452 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, down from Sunday's 13,157, with the daily increase decelerating for the fourth day in a row ahead of a possible loosening of the country's second lockdown.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 test positivity rate in the focus areas under New York state's micro-cluster strategy, where the outbreak is targeted by the state for its severity and potential of spread, was 4.48 percent on Sunday, slightly up from 4.39 percent one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The "safest bet" for some families will be not to have family gatherings this Christmas in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization's technical lead for COVID-19, said on Monday.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy reported 630 COVID 19-related deaths on Monday, rising from 562 the day before and taking the official toll since its outbreak began in February to 50,453, according to health ministry data.
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration screened over 3 million passengers this weekend ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, its busiest weekend since mid-March, as people ignored a call from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) not to travel.
WUZHEN, Zhejiang Province, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- With the COVID-19 epidemic hitting global economic and social development, the digital economy is viewed as a new engine for global economic recovery, according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies on Monday.
NANJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of people in east China's city of Nanjing participated in a memorial walk event over the weekend to commemorate German citizen John Rabe and other foreigners that saved tens of thousands of Chinese lives during World War II.
BERLIN (Reuters) - With restrictions on family gatherings, instructions not to hug and a polite request to St Nicholas to "keep your distance", Europe is preparing for its first COVID-19 Christmas.