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Like its neighbour Russia, Ukraine has also registered a record rise in Covid infections.

Its health minister announced 12,524 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 11,787 reported on Friday.

Ukraine has registered a record-breaking 12,524 new COVID-19 cases as of 9 a.m. on Nov. 14, bringing the total number of cases in the country since the start of the pandemic to 525,176. t.co/QBk0rzi6a3

News about the discovery of an effective vaccine should not make people complacent about the continuing spread of the virus in England, as the country enters a crucial fortnight, a government adviser has warned.

Prof Susan Michie, part of the Covid-19 behavioural science team, a sub-group of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said the next two weeks would be “very challenging”.

Everybody has to really get all their resolve together to really pay attention to resisting any urges to break the rules on distance staying on visiting households; to keeping indoor spaces ventilated; keeping surfaces and hands disinfected. Because that will maximise the chance that on 2nd December, we’re in a position where we don’t have to continue the lockdown and better still be in a position where they can spend Christmas and winter holiday times with loved ones rather than being isolated.

One thing that is quite hopeful, is if you look at the data for Wales, and for Northern Ireland, in both cases really severe restrictions actually has brought the transmissions coming down. Now whether that will continue is another question.

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