Coronavirus live news: Russia has record daily Covid deaths; UK to get vaccine from next week

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved in UK; Russia suffers worst day of record daily Covid deaths; US reported over 100,000 cases every day in November

11.18am GMT

Germany is inching towards tougher lockdown measures, with one regional premier promising a stricter course now regions that had been spared the worst of the pandemic are seeing case numbers surge.

A partial lockdown imposed at the start of November was extended into December last weekend. State and federal leaders are expected to discuss a further extension into January at a video conference due on Wednesday.

11.15am GMT

Norwegians can invite up to ten guests in their homes to celebrate Christmas, on two separate occasions up to and including New Year, prime minister Erna Solberg has said.

European countries are grappling with what guidance to give their citizens on how to celebrate Christmas and the New Year while trying to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: Russia has record daily Covid deaths; UK to get vaccine from next week ———