Coronavirus live news: WHO urges caution over festive gatherings; Turkey imposes new curfews

Coronavirus live news: WHO urges caution over festive gatherings; Turkey imposes new curfewsNovember 30, 2020

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Labour will abstain in a vote on England’s new coronavirus tier system on Tuesday, over a disagreement on support for the hospitality sector.

The party is understood to believe that government support must go further and will abstain in the vote on the tiers system, which is due to replace lockdown rules from Wednesday. The vote is still expected to pass.

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Spending time with friends and family at Christmas is “not worth putting them or yourself at risk”, according to the head of the World Health Organization.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the body’s director general, said people should consider whether travelling during the festive period is necessary. Urging “extreme caution”, he said that “gains can easily be lost”.

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