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France To Ease Lockdown, Keep Bars And Eateries Shut

Reuters reports: France will start easing its COVID-19 lockdown this weekend so that by Christmas, shops, theatres and cinemas will re-open and people will be able to spend the holiday with the rest of their family, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. In a televised address to the nation, Macron said the worst of the second wave of the …

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GOP Governor Vows “No More Lockdowns In Texas”

CNBC reports: As Texas’s coronavirus outbreaks continue to worsen by nearly every available measure, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is standing by his aversion to shutting down the state again. He put it simply Monday in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box”: “No more lockdowns in Texas.” Abbott pointed to automatic restrictions put in place when a region’s hospitalization numbers cross …

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Ontario Premier Orders 28-Day Lockdown For Toronto

CTV News reports: The Ontario government will shutter most non-essential businesses, including gyms and personal care services, and will prohibit sit-down service in restaurants in two of the province’s COVID-19 hot spots as they grapple with a rise in infections. Toronto and Peel Region have been placed in a lockdown, which is the province’s final category of the COVID-19 tiered …

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Pizza Worker’s COVID Lie Shut Down Australian State

The Guardian reports: South Australia’s six-day lockdown will end three days early at midnight on Saturday after it was revealed a male who tested positive for Covid-19 had lied to contact tracers over working in a pizza bar where another case had worked. The state’s premier, Steven Marshall, made the admission after contact tracers further investigated a male with Covid-19 …

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KY Gov Halts Indoor Dining And In-Person Learning

Frankfort’s Fox News affiliate reports: Gov. Andy Beshear unveiled new, targeted actions Wednesday to address the exponential growth of COVID-19 in Kentucky, including temporary halts to indoor dining and in-person learning. “When addressing COVID-19, action is unpopular,” Beshear acknowledged, “but inaction is deadly.” “The defeat of this virus, we can see it, we can almost taste it,” Beshear said, referring …

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MN Gov To Close Bars And Restaurants For Four Weeks

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Gov. Tim Walz will impose new restrictions on bars, restaurants and fitness centers starting Friday, closing them down to the public for four weeks as COVID-19 cases surge across the state. Bars and restaurants will still be allowed to offer takeout services during that time. The new restrictions will also include a temporary pause on youth …

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Los Angeles County Imposes 10PM Business Curfew

The Washington Post reports: Los Angeles County, the most populous in the United States, will implement a host of new restrictions — including a curfew — in an attempt to slow rampant spread of the coronavirus, officials announced Tuesday evening. Beginning Friday, restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries must close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., while all businesses allowed to …

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Previous Holdout Sweden Imposes Strict Lockdown

MarketWatch reports: Sweden is switching from its voluntary lockdowns to a much more aggressive approach that will see public events of more than eight people banned. The Nordic country was one of the few countries that didn’t go into an enforced lockdown, and has rejected the need for masks. In October, it drew up guidelines for a voluntary lockdown in …

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Navajo Nation Enters Three Week Lockdown [VIDEO]

Phoenix’s ABC News reports: The Navajo Nation has begun a three-week lockdown for its citizens to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “This virus takes off like wildfire,” said Navajo Nation President Johnathan Nez regarding a recent spike of COVID-19 cases across his constituents. “I think we just let down. There’s COVID fatigue here on Navajo as well.” The lockdown …

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Carlson: Latest Surge Proves Lockdowns Don’t Work

Media Matters has the transcript: You may have noticed America is locking down again in some places that’s already happening. If you have kids, you’ve seen it. Joe Biden has promised more of it. Masks and quarantine, limits on travel, restrictions on who you can eat with, who you can touch, and how. The most intimate details of our lives …

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Dem WA Gov Ends Indoor Dining For Next 30 Days

Seattle’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Jay Inslee has announced new statewide restrictions to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, which includes closing indoor service for restaurants and bars and prohibiting indoor social gatherings. These rules will mostly go into effect on Monday at 11:59 p.m. and will remain in effect until Dec. 14. In-store retail limited to 25% …

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Chicago Mayor Issues New Stay-At-Home Advisory

Chicago’s WGN reports: Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a stay-at-home advisory for the City of Chicago that will go into effect starting Monday, Nov. 16. The mayor’s announcement Thursday comes in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city. “If changes are not made by Chicago residents, businesses, and visitors to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the …

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Dictionary Names “Lockdown” 2020 Word Of The Year

The Guardian reports: Lockdown, the noun that has come to define so many lives across the world in 2020, has been named word of the year by Collins Dictionary. Lockdown is defined by Collins as “the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to public spaces”, and its usage has boomed over the last year. Other pandemic-related …

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Germany Enters Four Week “Wave-Breaker” Lockdown

The Associated Press reports: Germany became the latest European country to embark on a partial shutdown Monday as authorities across the continent scramble to flatten a rapid rise in coronavirus infections that threatens to overwhelm their health care systems. In parts of Europe, the new restrictions — which vary in strictness — are prompting sometimes violent protests by people frustrated …

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England To Enter Four Week National Lockdown

The BBC reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England as the UK passed one million Covid-19 cases. Non-essential shops and hospitality will have to close for four weeks on Thursday, he said. But unlike the restrictions in spring, schools, colleges and universities will be allowed to stay open. It comes as documents suggested the …

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Ireland To Impose Six-Week Nationwide Lockdown

The New York Times reports: The government of Ireland announced a six-week lockdown beginning Wednesday night, becoming the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown. The new measures, announced on Monday, are a dramatic U-turn for the government, which just two weeks ago fell short of imposing the highest level of restrictions despite advice from public health experts. Under …

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Wales To Impose Two-Week “Stay At Home” Lockdown

Reuters reports: Wales will impose a two-week “fire-break” lockdown from Friday in which everybody apart from essential workers must stay at home to combat an accelerating second wave of COVID-19. Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said he understood that people were tired of coronavirus restrictions but tougher rules were essential as critical care units were already full. “It will have …

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London Returns To “Tier 2 Lockdown” As Cases Surge

The Independent reports: London is to go into Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Friday evening, barring the capital’s 9 million residents from meeting other households in their homes or other indoor spaces. The escalation in controls over social and economic life was formally announced by health secretary Matt Hancock in a statement to the House of Commons, when …

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Britain Imposes New Three-Tier Lockdown System

The Associated Press reports: The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the three-tier national system was designed to “simplify and standardize” a …

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BROOKLYN: Ultra-Orthodox Demonstrators Wave Trump Flags, Surround And Assault Jewish Reporter [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Harold “Heshy” Tischler strolled onto 13th Avenue in Borough Park at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, bare-faced and hoarse from days of screaming, and into the arms of an adoring crowd. Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox demonstrators chanted his name, waving Trump and Thin Blue Lines flags as they jockeyed for a chance to meet the brash right-wing radio host leading …

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