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A frightening long rise in COVID-19 cases is underway in the US and abroad, leading to a new round of virus-related rules in some regions, limitations have quickly met. must be counterproductive.

A judge in El Paso County, Texas, ordered a two-week shutdown of unnecessary services starting at midnight Friday amid a growing hospitalization in the area. However, the attorney general of Texas joined several restaurant owners to block the order.

The increased number of coronavirus infections has led officials in Harrison County, Iowa – a heavily Republican district – to ask people to wear masks in public. But Republican Governor Kim Reynolds this week continued to downplay efforts to contain the virus and rejected requests for masks. The Iowans had to learn to live with the virus, Reynolds said.

Meanwhile, in Europe, Belgium has imposed a partial blockade to try to control the spread of the virus. In France, the authorities ordered another four-week session starting Friday.

This week, the University of Washington Medical Metrology and Evaluation Institute forecasts that the number of daily deaths in the US will triple by mid-January, although increased mask use could still save lives and Delayed demand for the tasks away from society, the influential model said.

📈 Today’s number: The United States reported more than 9 According to data from Johns Hopkins University, millions of cases and more than 229,000 deaths. Global total: 45 million cases and 1.18 million deaths.

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Walt Disney World in Florida laid off more than 10,000 union workers

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, will fire 10,903 union employees as part of the 28,000 laid-off employees the company announced earlier, it was revealed Friday in a state filing .

The Walt Disney Company blamed the layoffs on the “continuing business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic” in the document obtained by Fox 35 TV. Overall, Disney said its parks and resorts division will lose a total of 11,350 employees in Florida, all to be laid off by December 31.

The layoffs underscores the impact of the epidemic on the tourism industry, although Walt Disney World reopened in July with new protocols that try to protect guests and employees from the coronavirus.

In a blog post on Friday, a Disney official said the effects from the pandemic have lasted longer than expected.

Bettina Buckley, vice president of Walt Disney World Live Entertainment, wrote: “As a result, we had to pause many live shows and entertainment experiences at our resort longer than originally planned.” . Instead, she said the resort has created new entertainment options and experiences.

The United States handles 9 million COVID-19 cases, far ahead of other countries

According to a report by Johns Hopkins University, the United States has reached 9 million coronavirus infections.

With 9,007,298 cases as of 4pm EST, the United States leads the next highest country, India with more than 918,000 cases. India has 8,088,851 and Brazil with 5,494,376 cases. It was followed by Russia, France and Spain.

The United States is also playing another major milestone, with 230,000 people dying. Johns Hopkins shows 229,293.

The increase comes amid an increase in new cases in the US as the weather gets colder. On October 23, the country hit a new one-day record, 83,757 new daily cases, according to Johns Hopkins.

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The CDC said the cruise lines could go on November 1 but it is unlikely they will

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allow cruise ships to sail in U.S. waters starting Sunday. But even if they did, passengers wouldn’t be waving goodbye from the deck. In fact, the agency has not said when it will be allowed to return to the vessel.

This is according to the public health agency’s new “Conditional Cruise Order Framework”. Published Friday, it “introduces a phased approach to safe and responsible recovery of passenger travel,” CDC said in a statement issued by Cate spokesperson. Shockey supply.

The first voyages to leave the port will be simulated trips designed to show that ships and crew comply with CDC standards and can minimize the spread of COVID-19 on board.

The next phases will include simulation trips with volunteers such as employees or their family members, Shockey told USA TODAY. Those test trips will resemble the destroyed tours that the lines have made with any new vessel prior to its official maiden voyage.

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Trump Jr said the recent COVID-19 deaths were ‘almost nothing.’ More than 20 thousand people died this month.

In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr declared false that the COVID-19 mortality rate had dropped to “almost nothing”.

Trump Jr said in an episode of “The Ingraham Angle” that he had “looked through the CDC data” and incorrectly claimed that the number of deaths from COVID-19 had dropped significantly.

Notably, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledge that their recent data are “interim” and are often behind data collected by counties and other sources.

While the number of deaths from COVID-19 has been lower than its peak in April, cases continue to rise to an all-time high. Wednesday has set a record for new cases, with 88,521 cases nationwide, according to the Johns Hopkins dashboard.

In the last week, a US TODAY analysis found at least four states set records for the number of deaths. According to Johns Hopkins, more than 20,000 people died in October.

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Study: 20% of grocery store workers have COVID-19

A study published on Thursday found that grocery store workers have an increased risk of COVID-19 infection, with one in five workers surveyed having positive test results and most of the cases. asymptotic.

Research published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine found that workers with a role in customer interactions are five times more likely to have positive results. 3/4 people who test positive have no symptoms.

Researcher, Dr. Justin Yang told CNN: “This is certainly very alarming because it means that retail grocery store employees come into contact with customers and serve as a middleman for the virus – like a super big spreader.

European outbreak: 10 million cases; Spain state of emergency until May

European countries have recorded more than 10 million COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic and broke weekly records with more than 1.5 million confirmed last week, the European Director of the Group World Health officials said Thursday.

WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge said: “Europe is once again at the heart of this pandemic. “In the face of the danger of alarming, I must express our real concern.”

The Spanish parliament voted to stay the state of emergency until May 2021. France says its citizens will be detained half a mile from their homes in the next month, unless they buy food or school or a few other exceptions. Pope Francis is pausing the public audience and will limit participation at Christmas.

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