US president-elect Joe Biden plans to name a task force to deal with the coronavirus pandemic before he takes office as he tries to get a grip on the more than 100,000 new cases a day reported nationwide. He is expected on Monday to announce a 12-member team to tackle the virus.
Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, contracted Covid-19 just weeks after US president Donald Trump came down with the virus. Mr Meadows, a former North Carolina congressman, was diagnosed one day after the November 3 election, according to a former senior White House official.
Growth in China’s exports jumped to its highest level in more than a year and a half in October. Exports from the world’s second-biggest economy beat analysts’ expectations to rise 11.4 per cent year-on-year during the month, official data showed on Saturday, the strongest growth rate since March 2019.
The number of Canadians with severe forms of Covid-19 continues to rise, according to its chief medical officer. Theresa Tam said at the weekend that 1,200 people with Covid-19 were being treated in hospitals in the week ending November 5, up from 1,107 the previous week and 1,010 the week before.