Joe Biden, the US president-elect, has chosen Xavier Becerra, the California attorney-general, to be the subsequent US well being and human providers secretary, as he ready to unveil the group that might be charged with tackling the pandemic in his administration.
US enterprise teams are turning up the warmth on Washington to supply new stimulus funding, at the same time as they report a partial restoration in financial confidence.
Indoor eating might be closed in New York Metropolis and function at diminished capability in different components of the state ought to coronavirus hospitalisation charges in these areas fail to stabilise.
Michigan will lengthen coronavirus restrictions on some companies, indoor gatherings and in-person classes at excessive faculties for an additional 12 days.
The World Financial Discussion board has moved its annual assembly from Switzerland to Singapore due to the persistent threat of coronavirus in Europe.
Société Générale is merging its two home retail financial institution networks, closing 600 branches and chopping €450m in prices, because the French lender appears to be like to capitalise on adjustments in client behaviour wrought by the pandemic.
Denmark ordered a partial lockdown of its three largest cities together with sending most schoolchildren house and shutting bars, eating places and health centres because it offers with an intensifying second wave of Covid-19.