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In the United States and abroad, people have been worried about the surge in COVID-19 cases, leading to a new round of virus-related rules in certain areas, and these restrictions were quickly overturned.

A judge in El Paso County, Texas, ordered the closure of non-essential services for two weeks starting at midnight on Friday and Friday due to the increase in hospitalization in the area. But the attorney general of Texas has joined the lawsuits of several restaurant owners to block orders.

The surge in coronavirus cases has caused officials in Harrison County, Iowa, a major Republican town, to require people to wear masks in public. But Republican Governor Kim Reynolds continued to downplay efforts to contain the virus this week and rejected the request for masks. Reynolds said that people in Iowa must learn to endure the virus.

At the same time, in Europe, the hard-hit Belgium implemented partial blockade measures in an attempt to control the spread of the virus. In France, the authorities ordered another four-week blockade beginning Friday.

Influential models say that this week, the University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that by mid-January, the number of daily deaths in the United States will triple, although increased use of masks can still save lives and delay social distancing instructions Demand.

📈 Today’s numbers: The United States has reported more than 9 According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are 1 million 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 will lay off more than 10,000 union workers

In a document filed with the state on Friday, it was disclosed that as part of the company’s previously announced 28,000 layoffs plan, Walt Disney Park in Orlando, Florida will lay off 10,903 union employees.

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

The layoffs highlight how much the pandemic has had on the tourism industry, even though Walt Disney World has reopened in July and has developed new protocols to protect guests and employees from the coronavirus.

A Disney official said in a blog on Friday that the impact of the pandemic lasted longer than expected.

Bettina Buckley, vice president of Walt Disney World Live Entertainment, wrote: “As a result, we had to suspend many live performances and entertainment experiences at our resort for longer than originally expected.” She Say, on the contrary, the resort creates new entertainment options and experiences.

9 million COVID-19 cases uncovered in the United States, far more than other countries

Johns Hopkins University reported that the United States has reached the 9 million mark in terms of coronavirus cases.

As of 4 pm Eastern Standard Time, the total number of cases in the United States was 9,007,298, surpassing India, the second highest country, with more than 918,000 cases. India is 8,088,851 and Brazil is 5,494,376. Then came Russia, France and Spain.

The United States is also approaching another milestone, 230,000 deaths. Johns Hopkins (Johns Hopkins) showed 229,293.

As the weather turned cooler, a surge in new cases in the United States led to this increase. According to Johns Hopkins, on October 23, the United States set a new single-day record with 83,757 new cases every day.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the cruise company could sail on November 1, but it is unlikely

The CDC will allow cruise ships to sail in American waters starting Sunday. But even if it does, passengers will not wave goodbye on the deck. In fact, the agency did not disclose when they will be allowed to return to the ship.

This is based on the new “Conditional Navigation Order Framework” of the public health agency. The CDC said in a press release provided by spokesperson Cate Shockey that it was released on Friday, “introducing a phased approach to restore passengers’ safety in a safe and responsible manner. Sail.”

The first cruise leaving the port will be a simulated voyage, designed to prove that the ship and crew meet the CDC standards and can reduce the spread of COVID-19 on board.

Shawkey told USA Today that the subsequent stage will include simulated sailing with volunteers such as employees or their families. These test voyages will be similar to any new ship’s docking cruises before the official maiden voyage.

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Trump Jr. said that the recent COVID-19 deaths were “almost none.” More than 20,000 people died this month.

In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. erroneously pointed out that the death toll from COVID-19 had fallen to “almost none.”

Trump Jr. stated in the episode “Ingraham Angle” that he “viewed CDC data” and falsely claimed that the number of deaths from COVID-19 had been greatly reduced.

It’s worth noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admits that its recent data is “provisional” and usually lags behind the data collected by the county and other sources.

Although the death toll from COVID-19 is lower than the peak in April, the cases continue to rise to the highest level in history. According to Johns Hopkins’ Information Center, a new case record was set on Wednesday, with 88,521 cases nationwide.

In the past week, an analysis by USA Today found that at least four states had record-breaking deaths. Per Johns Hopkins said that more than 20,000 people have died since October.

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

A study published on Thursday found that grocery store workers are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, with one-fifth of the workers surveyed testing positive and most of them have progressive cases.

The study found that workers involved in roles that interact with customers are five times more likely to be tested positive. The study was published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Three-quarters of patients who test positive have no symptoms.

Researcher Justin Yang told CNN: “This is absolutely shocking, because it means that retail grocery store employees contact customers and act as intermediaries for the virus, almost like super spreaders. same.”

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

The European Director of the World Health Organization said on Thursday that since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 10 million COVID-19 cases have occurred in European countries, breaking the weekly record, with more than 1.5 million confirmed cases last week.

Dr Hans Kruger, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said: “Europe is once again at the center of this pandemic.” “At the risk of ringing the alarm bell, I must express our real concerns.”

The Spanish Parliament voted to keep the state of emergency unchanged until May 2021. France said that next month, its citizens will be restricted to within half a mile of their houses unless they buy food or go to school or some other exceptions. Pope Francis will stop his public audience and restrict participation during the Christmas period.

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