Residents of Australia’s most populous city, Sydney, can no longer travel between states without quarantine as a mysterious Covid-19 cluster spreads across the city

In all states and territories except the Australian Capital Territory, Sydney residents must go through a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, according to state governments

30 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 were discovered in Sydney on Saturday, all of which are in the Northern Beaches community

Residents of the northern beaches have been told that they will leave on Wednesday until April 2359 o’clock should stay in their homes

An agreement on a long-awaited rescue package to provide much-needed aid to struggling Americans was suddenly within reach after a major breakthrough on Saturday night about an important sticking point: the role of the Federal Reserve in intervening in the US economy

After days of tense negotiations over one by Sen Pat Toomey to scale back the role of the central bank’s emergency lending agency, Senate Minority Chairman Chuck Schumer and the Pennsylvania Republican have reached an agreement in principle on the provision, Aides now said both will Pages draft the legislative language to ensure it reflects the outline of the agreement

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) recorded 30 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday as a mysterious coronavirus cluster continues to grow in Sydney

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said on Sunday that all 30 new cases were found in Sydney’s northern beaches, with 28 directly linked to the cluster

Authorities still don’t know how the virus got into the community, although the state health department said this particular strain likely originated in the United States

The new cases announced on Sunday increased the total number of cases in the so-called “Avalon Cluster” to 68

Tightening restrictions: residents of the northern beaches have been asked to stay home until the end of Wednesday to stop the spread

The rest of Sydney will face further social distancing measures, including a limit of 10 guests allowed at home each day and a maximum of 300 people in restaurants, these restrictions are expected to apply through at least Wednesday

The first cases of the cluster were reported on Wednesday, the first locally transmitted cases in NSW since Dec. December

California reported on Saturday 43608 new Covid-19 cases, according to the state’s Department of Health

The daily number of cases “is a little higher than normal as it includes some cases from earlier days,” the department noted

As of Thursday, California reported 379 deaths from Covid-19, the highest daily death toll since the pandemic began

To date, according to the health department, California has a total of 1807982 coronavirus cases and 22432 deaths reported

NOTE: These numbers were released by the California Department of Health and may not exactly match in real time with the CNN database at Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project

Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee tested positive for Covid-19 and has mild symptoms of the virus, according to a statement by Republican Governor Bill Lee

Gov Lee says he is feeling fine and has tested negative for Covid-19, according to the statement, he is in quarantine at the governor’s residence

Pfizer and Moderna can distribute many Covid-19 vaccines without waiting for the Food and Drug Administration to approve quality control tests that are run on each batch of vaccine FDA Commissioner Dr Stephen Hahn said in a post on Twitter Saturday

The FDA has approved the emergency use of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. As a requirement of the EEA, companies must provide the FDA with the specifications and results of the quality control tests that are performed for each batch of vaccine at least 48 hours prior to distribution.These submissions are known as Certificates of Analysis

The 76-year-old who runs the St Cloud area, which will open on 13 Tested positive for Covid-19 on November 11th after being found exposed to the virus at the Minnesota State Capitol, CNN subsidiary WCCO reported, according to WCCO, Relph was admitted to an emergency room this weekend because of his symptoms

He was elected to the Minnesota State Senate for a four-year term in 2016, defeating his Democratic Peasant Workers Party opponent Dan Wolgamott by over 100 votes in a recount, Relph lost his re-election this fall

Hopes of millions of Britons that Covid-19 restrictions will be eased over Christmas were dashed on Saturday after scientists warned that a new strain of the virus is spreading faster than others

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a series of tougher coronavirus restrictions, tightening household shuffling rules, which should be relaxed over Christmas in England, while heads of state and government in Scotland and Wales also introduced stricter measures Great Britain has with more than 67000 deaths and over 2 million cases one of the highest Covid mortality rates in Europe

The Prime Minister broke news that London and much of the south and east of England, where cases are increasing, will be introducing Tier 4 restrictions on Sunday, similar to a lockdown

England’s chief physician, Professor Chris Whitty, warned on Saturday that a newly identified variant of Covid-19 “can spread faster” than previous virus strains

Covid-19 continues to devastate the US, even when a second coronavirus vaccine was recommended by a committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization and Practices (ACIP) voted on Saturday to recommend Moderna’s vaccine candidates for people aged 18 and older, after the US Food and Drug Administration decided the day before to use the vaccine for emergency use to allow

CDC Director Dr Robert Redfield must accept the group’s recommendation that it would pave the way for vaccine delivery and add a second vaccine to the country’s arsenal at a pivotal point in the pandemic

Surging cases: There were an average of more than 219 in the United States last week, according to a CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University data000 new Covid-19 infections recorded every day on Friday alone, more than 249000 infections reported – another record

One of the most recent cases is Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee.She tested positive for the virus and has mild symptoms, according to a statement by Gov on Saturday Bill Lee, who said he tested negative and is under quarantine

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