WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (November 11)

WORLD

The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (November 11)

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09:11, November 11, 2020


People wearing facemasks have lunch outside of a boarded Baja Fresh restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard amid the Coronavirus pandemic, November 10, 2020, in Hollywood, California. (Photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,269,867 with the global confirmed cases reaching 51,339,577 as of 9 am BJT on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 9 am BJT, November 11):

US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for American drugmaker Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody therapy to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on local governments Tuesday to do the right thing to stem record-breaking spikes of new COVID-19 cases across the country.

South Africa on Monday launched the country's third COVID-19 vaccine trial, which tests whether an experimental vaccine can protect people from contracting the novel coronavirus or developing serious symptoms.

Ten trucks sent out by Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics from Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, were sent out to the border city of Ereenhot in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday to transport 30,000 sheep donated by Mongolia.

As African governments ponder effective post-coronavirus recovery strategies, Tax Justice Network Africa is of the view that the continent's wealth in resources could be a major driver of growth and socio-economic transformation to counter the consequences of the pandemic if managed well.

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