November 30, 2020
Turkey suffers seventh straight day of record deaths; Lebanon to slowly relax restrictions; New York begins reopening schools.
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Russia reported 26,338 new coronavirus cases today, including 6,511 in Moscow and 3,691 in St Petersburg, taking the national total to 2,295,654 cases since the pandemic began.
Authorities also reported 368 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 39,895.
In England, the environment secretary, George Eustice, said up to 100 MPs have “got concerns” about the new Covid restrictions, which will be subject to a Commons vote tomorrow. The government has a majority of 80 seats.
He told Sky News:
The chief whip, obviously, will be talking to those MPs who have got concerns. I’ve seen suggestions that there could be up to 100 or so people that have got concerns …
I think there is great frustration with the emergency measures that we have had to take to deal with this pandemic.
‘But will you have to rely on Labour to get the #COVID19 tier restrictions through parliament?’ – #KayBurley
Environment Secretary George Eustice replies “I don’t know”, but there could be “up to 100” Tory MPs who have concerns over the tier system.https://t.co/llMe59UCFC pic.twitter.com/FwYzAUoPEY
Environmental Secretary George Eustice says the way to avoid a third national lockdown is by “observing the tiered approach” but adds “you can’t rule anything out”.#KayBurley
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