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Arizona confirmed Biden's victory in the state

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Arizona authorities have confirmed the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the US presidential election in this state, the Associated Press and DPA reported. Secretary of State Katie Hobbes (of the Democratic Party) and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said they guaranteed the election was fair. "Here in Arizona, we're doing well. The system is strong," Ducey said. Biden won in Arizona with a 0.3 percent lead over President Donald Trump. This is in contrast to about 10,500 votes. He is the second Democrat to win the Arizona presidential race in 70 years.

The loneliest elephant in the world leaves Pakistan for Cambodia

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A lone elephant, whose poor living conditions have provoked global protests, is leaving Pakistan, DPA reported. The 35-year-old Kaavan, dubbed "Pakistan's loneliest elephant", will be transported from the country by special cargo plane to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, where authorities have already arranged for his new home, according to BTA. American singer and actress Cher, who has campaigned for elephant freedom for years, arrived in Pakistan earlier this week to watch the move. The Oscar winner funded half the price of Caavan's trip. The unfortunate fate of the lonely, depressed and obese elephant has sparked international outrage and shed light on the plight of the zoo in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Conditions were so bad that in May a judge ordered all the animals moved. Following the ruling, animal welfare organization For Pose International, based in Vienna, Austria, was tasked with helping move Kaavan, as well as two Himalayan brown bears and three

The Spanish government has developed a vaccination plan

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The government of Pedro Sanchez has developed a plan for vaccination against the coronavirus. It is in three phases, from January to September next year and will cover 15 groups depending on the risk of infection, their socio-economic situation and the possibility of transmitting the infection. The first phase is from January to March 2021 and will cover 2 and a half million people. These are the elderly in nursing homes, medical workers and social staff. The second phase is from March to early June and is the most extensive. It will vaccinate other adults over the age of 64, those working indoors, at-risk groups, children, young people over the age of 16, pregnant and breastfeeding women, the vulnerable due to their socio-economic situation, personal assistants and those living in areas with high incidence of the disease. The third phase will be in the summer and, as in the previous two, health authorities will be guided by the risk of the disease. Spain has ordered 140 million doses

Greece expects to limit the distribution of Covid-19 in December

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So far, the forecast for a reduction in Covid-19 infection in Greece is only theoretical - it is expected that from mid-December to slowly reach a reduction in infection. The national quarantine has been extended until December 7th, but warns Greeks not to plan New Year's trips or even family gatherings. Doctors from the Greek Coronavirus Control Commission are urging the government to ease the austerity measures only in some areas of the country. For areas such as northern Greece, which, despite quarantine, are hardest hit by the virus, the measures are expected to remain in place until the end of December. Covid-19 patients are transported to Athens from Drama, Kavala and Alexandroupolis, where there are no vacancies in hospitals. Due to the shortage of medical staff in private hospitals, doctors in private practice also joined. All doctors - deputies are working in hospitals for as long as necessary, the parliament announced. There is a ban on visiting even with relatives. It is

Merkel is pushing for further action to curb the Covid pandemic

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that more needs to be done to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking to the country's parliament, she stressed that the number of newly infected cases was still too high and that the death toll was a "cause for concern", referring to the record 410 deaths from Covid-19 in a day reported on Wednesday. However, Angela Merkel acknowledged that current measures against the coronavirus have "prevented the worst-case scenario". She added that the key to alleviating the economic crisis caused by Covid-19 is to provide billions of euros in aid. The chancellor's speech comes just hours after the German government extended a partial lockdown due to the coronavirus until December 20th on Wednesday night, although Merkel warned that some restrictions would remain in place until early January. "Unfortunately, we cannot say that we cannot promise significant relief on Christmas and New Year's measures,"

Zoran Zaev promises that the neighborhood agreement with Bulgaria will be a law

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The implementation of the Neighborhood Agreement with Bulgaria will be a law. Our history is not shared, but shared. Politicians from the former Yugoslavia kept us apart. This was stated by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev in an interview with BGNES. Gotse Delchev is a revolutionary for both Bulgarians and Macedonians, who fought for the freedom of Macedonia and the Edirne region, Zoran Zaev told journalist Lyubcho Neshkov, adding that the weaknesses of history must be acknowledged in order to build the future. "We have a common history and the Bulgarian and Macedonian people, the Macedonian language and the Bulgarian people were created from it, and Bulgaria recognizes that." The "deep state" is in opposition, and politicians from the former Yugoslavia divide Sofia and Skopje, Zaev continues. Bulgaria is not a fascist country, but our friend, he stated emphatically and promised punishments for hate speech against Bulgaria. "E

Despite the rise in Covid-19 infections, Switzerland is refraining from tougher measures

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Switzerland is not only one of the richest countries in Europe, with one of the best health systems. It also has one of the highest morbidity and mortality rates from Covid-19 in the region. However, many people continue to eat and drink in restaurants and bars, shop in busy markets, sweat in gyms and gamble in casinos. The brothels also remain open. In the last seven days, 351 per 100,000 people in Switzerland have been infected with the coronavirus, more than twice as many as in neighboring Germany. And since the beginning of the pandemic in Switzerland, Covid-19 has killed 41 per 100,000 people, compared to 16 in Germany. Yesterday, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health announced that for over 9,700 new infections and over 200 deaths have been reported in the last three days , associated with Covid-19. Despite all this, politicians, authorities and the population are adhering to a more relaxed approach, without a second closure of the country. In early October, the government li

The Spanish king will be in 10-day quarantine

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As of today, King Felipe VI of Spain is in a 10-day quarantine after it became clear that he had contact with an infected person with Covid-19 on Sunday. Queen Leticia and the two princesses will continue to perform their duties. The news that the king was isolating himself came immediately after his meeting with NATO's Commander-in-Chief for Transformation, Andre Lanata, and the Chief of Defense, Miguel Angel Villaroia. Felipe VI was wearing a mask and had not yet been informed that he should be quarantined. Thus, he will not attend the opening of the tourist congress in Seville next week, where he was to be with the queen. This is the third quarantine in the royal family, after Queen Leticia was isolated for 2 weeks due to a meeting with the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, which turned out to be positive for Covid-19 and after the Crown Princess of Asturias Leonor was quarantined in mid-September due to sick classmate. The king and queen underwent PCR tests on March 12, the

Covid vaccine of Oxford and AstraZeneca with 70% efficiency

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The Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, has shown 70 percent effectiveness after large-scale trials, British media reported. The BBC commented that this was a "triumph and disappointment" because the vaccines of two other companies - Pfizer and Moderna - showed 95 percent effectiveness. In percentage terms, Pfizer and Moderna products are more effective, but the Oxford vaccine has other advantages, say British experts. Data at this stage show that the Oxford vaccine provides 70 percent protection, but the researchers said that this percentage could reach 90 percent at different dosages. This was achieved when a group of volunteers was initially injected with half a dose and later a full dose. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been reported to be 95 percent effective. However, the AstraZeneca vaccine is much cheaper, easier to store and easier to spread. British Health Minister Matt Hancock was thrilled by the news and told the media: "We have

Covid-19 cases in Eastern Europe have exceeded 5 million

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The total number of officially confirmed cases of coronavirus in Eastern Europe has exceeded 5 million, world agencies reported. The region, which covers Bulgaria, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine, has the highest number of reported cases of infection in Europe. In the last week, Eastern Europe has reported an average of more than 82,000 new cases and more than 1,500 deaths per day. Russia, Poland and Ukraine are among the 20 countries in the world with the most infections. In Russia, their total number has crossed the threshold of 2 million since the beginning of the pandemic, and in this respect it ranks fifth in the world after the United States, India, Brazil and France.

New restrictions on Greek borders

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New restrictions on Greece's land borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the north. Mobilize private clinics and doctors for patients with Covid-19. The expected lifting of austerity measures in early December is unlikely to materialize. As of today, only Greeks and citizens of European countries are allowed to cross the Kulata-Promahon border crossing. The requirement for a negative coronavirus test as well as an address code continues. Everyone must have a quick border test and, depending on the result, they are allowed to enter the country from 7 am to 11 pm. The restrictions do not affect truck drivers. Greek authorities have detected the entry of seasonal workers with false negative tests for Covid-19 across the border with Albania, leading to an even stricter land border crossing policy. In northern Greece, despite the quarantine, the rate of infection with the virus is very high - 2000 cases in just two days in Thessaloniki. "The lifting of the December 1 q