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U.S. forces in South Korea, Japan confirm more than 50 new COVID-19 cases

U.S. forces in South Korea, Japan confirm more than 50 new COVID-19 cases

Business
Nov. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Forces Korea reported 22 positive COVID-19 tests among people arriving at South Korean bases between Nov. 5 and Nov. 20 in a statement on Monday. Contractors, service members and their dependents were quarantined after they arrived at Osan Air Base and at Inchon International Airport. Advertisement Despite the increase in cases, U.S. Forces Korea said that it remains "at a high level of readiness with less than one percent of its active duty service members currently confirmed positive." The positive tests are among 54 new COVID-19 cases identified among U.S. forces in Asia, including 21 over the weekend at Yokota Air Base, near Tokyo. The base currently has 43 active cases, the base reported, during a weekend in which the city of Tokyo reported a record 500 or more...
Greggs to cut more than 800 jobs as coronavirus lockdown hits business

Greggs to cut more than 800 jobs as coronavirus lockdown hits business

Business
Greggs has announced plans to cut more than 800 jobs as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The boss warned that the bakery chain "will not be profitable as a business" if sales continue at the rates they have been in lockdown. In a statement posted on its employee information website earlier this week, chief executive Roger Whiteside said: "COVID trading conditions have forced this action onto our business and we are all very saddened by the need to part company with around 820 friends and colleagues, many of whom have worked with us for many years."He went on to say that "the battle with COVID hasn't gone away and is intensifying further" as lockdown measures continue to be in place across the UK. Mr Whiteside added: "At lockdown levels of sales, even after all of the mitigating...
Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise

Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise

Health
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Cheaper to prevent pandemics than ‘cure’ them

Cheaper to prevent pandemics than ‘cure’ them

Science
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The Latest: UK virus lockdown may last longer than 4 weeks

The Latest: UK virus lockdown may last longer than 4 weeks

Health
LONDON — A British government minister says a new national lockdown in England may have to last longer than the planned four weeks if coronavirus infection rates don’t fall quickly enough.The lockdown is due to run from Thursday until Dec. 2. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is needed to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients within weeks.Cabinet minister Michael Gove said Sunday that “with a virus this malignant, and with its capacity to move so quickly, it would be foolish to predict with absolute certainty what will happen in four weeks’ time.”Under the new restrictions, bars and restaurants can only offer take-out, non-essential shops must close and people will only be able to leave home for a short list of reasons including exercise.Other venues that must close i