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Angela Merkel announces the new Christmas lockdown

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Press review from 7st to 13th December

The German government confirms the new Christmas restrictions. A lockdown with total closure of retail stores, schools, kindergartens, starting from Wednesday 16 December.

“The measures established on November 2 did not act sufficiently. We are again witnessing an increase in Covid cases and an exponential growth of the contagion ”said Angela Merkel. The activities will be closed from December 16th to January 10th.


Hawaii is launching the new innovative project to revive the local economy. A temporary residency program designed by Movers and Shakas, which offers a free return ticket to Oahu for remote workers who wish to live and work on the island for at least 30 days.

The idea of ​​being able to do smart working in Hawaii by collaborating for a few hours a week with a non-profit organization. A magnificent place with one of the lowest rates of Covid infections in the US.

The first group of candidates has until December 15th, there are a few hours left, HURRY!


In Brussels on 10 December an agreement was finally reached on the 2021-2027 European budget and on the Recovery Fund, a 750 billion euro plan allocated with the aim of facing the disastrous economic consequences caused by the pandemic.

The long-awaited agreement comes after a long negotiation with Poland and Hungary. An agreement on the rule of law mechanism that blocks funds for those who do not respect democratic rules.

During the meeting, an agreement was reached on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030.


on December 10 the death sentence was carried out in Terre Haute, Indiana, of Brandon Bernard, a 40-year-old African American accused of double murder in 1999, in Texas.

The man was only 18 at the time of the crime. Given his young age, repentance and good conduct over the years, about five hundred thousand signatures were collected with the intent of blocking the execution, but President Trump did not consider the idea.

This is the ninth federal execution since July, and four more are expected before President Trump's term ends on January 20.


According to WHO data, 692 new cases of Coronavirus were registered in the world this week.

According to the World Health Organization, the country with the largest number of increases is always the United States with 230.852. The most affected country in the world with 15 million and 842 thousand infections and 295 thousand victims.

In second place we find Brazil with 53.453 new cases in 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic there have been about 6 million and 836 thousand infections with over 180 thousand deaths.

In third place this week we find Turkey with 30.424 new cases per day.

In fourth place according to WHO data, Germany is ranked with 29.875 new cases per day. About 1 million and 314 thousand infections have been registered since the beginning of the pandemic, with more than 21.500 deaths.

In fifth place we find India with 29.398 cases in 24 hours. India is the second country for the number of infections in the world, after the USA, and third for the number of deaths, after the USA and Brazil.

In sixth place we find Russia with 28.585 new cases per day.

In seventh place is the United Kingdom with 20.964 new cases per day. The data register 1 million and 814 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with more than 63.600 victims.

This week Italy drops to eighth place with 16.998 new cases registered by the WHO which collects data from the Italian Ministry of Health.

Italy has registered 1 million and 787 thousand infections and over 62 thousand victims since the beginning of the pandemic.

In ninth place we find Poland with 13.750 new cases per day and finally in tenth place there is France with 13.673 new cases, with a total of 2,4 million infected since the beginning of the pandemic and 57.600 victims.


On 11 December 1946 the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was established, a body created with the aim of helping children and families victims of the Second World War, which today turns 74 years old.

The headquarters is located in New York and is present in 190 other states. The purpose of this body is to deal with humanitarian assistance, mainly in developing countries. In 1965 he received the Nobel Peace Prize "for the promotion of brotherhood between nations".

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