Covid-19 Daily News Updates – Download December 28, 2020
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- New COVID-19 variant detected in Canada, notably in Ottawa and Vancouver Island, both linked to UK travel. Ontario had reported Canada’s first two known cases on Saturday. Public health Ontario screening large volumes of positive COVID samples to investigate prevalence.
- 2021 outlook remains gloomy for many retailers in Canada, especially apparel. Brands already vulnerable pre-pandemic were among the first to fall, and if it did not happen in 2020, it probably will in 2021.
- Quebec says emergency financial assistance is available for 19 municipalities and their residents affected by heavy rains and flooding from Thursday to Saturday. The province says that applications must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the assistance.
- The quebec government has released its new alarming COVID-19 data on Sunday after Quebecers were asked not to gather for Christmas festivities. The province reported 2,291 new cases December 26th and 3,126 vaccinations were performed on Boxing day.
- U.S. president Trump signed into law a COVID-19 relief and spending package bill, hence avoiding a partial government shutdown. The relief package is worth $900 billion and was approved by congress after months of negotiations.
- U.S. retail sales rose 3% during this year’s expanded holiday shopping season from October 11 to December 24. U.S. ecommerce sales jumped 49%. Holiday e-commerce sales made up 19.7% of total retail sales this year.
- Global shares rose after President Trump signed a $2.3 trillion spending package and investors cheered the last minute trade deal between EU and Britain. The MSCI world index, which tracks shares in 49 nations, was 0.2% higher and euro STOXX index rose 0.9%.
- Prime minister Johnson welcomes Britain’s trade deal with the EU as a new starting point for relations with the bloc. The two parties said they are looking forward to formal ratification of the agreement and to work together on common priorities.
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