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COVID-19 — No Letup In The U.S. As Christmas Approaches

Christmas is coming, but the coronavirus continues to rob people of the joy at this special time of the year.

The plague continues to be rampant in the U.S., ratcheting up a caseload of more than 251,000 new coronavirus infections, 1 million new ones in just five days, and more than 3,600 deaths in a single day.

The national death toll has now soared to over 300,000 and threatening to increase even further after the Christmas holiday.

Further afield, the U.K. has imposed a strict lockdown on London and most of England’s southeast, banning Christmas-season gatherings beyond individual households.

The decision came after the government got new evidence of a fast-spreading variant of the virus. Prime Minister Boris Johnson asserted it was as much as 70 percent more transmissible than previous versions.

Total infections around the world have now topped 76 million.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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