Timeline COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, MERS, SARS, Coronavirus
A: 2002-2020
B: 2021-Present

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COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is the name given to the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

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2021         Jan 1, California to date had 2,297,064 cases of coronavirus and 25,987 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 264,986 cases and 2,587 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 20,037,736 with the death toll at 346,687.   
    (sfist.com, 1/1/21)
2021        Jan 1, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the British government has decided to close all primary schools in London for the next two weeks to counter the rapid spread of a more infectious variant of the COVID-19 virus.
    (Reuters, 1/1/21)
2021        Jan 1, Chad locked down its capital N'djamena for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and has declared a dusk to dawn curfew due to a rise in infections.
    (Reuters, 1/1/21)
2021        Jan 1, French officials said ravers at an underground, curfew-busting New Year’s Eve party that drew at least 2,500 people in Lieuron, Brittany, attacked the police sent to shut them down, torching one of their vehicles and injuring officers with volleys of bottles and stones.
    (AP, 1/1/21)
2021        Jan 1, Experts at India's drugs regulator recommended for emergency use two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other backed by a state-run institute.
    (AP, 1/2/21)
2021        Jan 1, Ireland said it had under-reported coronavirus cases in recent days by thousands more than previously known as its system came under strain, suggesting the EU's fastest growing outbreak is worsening even more rapidly than figures showed.
    (Reuters, 1/1/21)
2021        Jan 1, In Mexico a female doctor (32) was hospitalized in Nuevo Leone after she experienced seizures, difficulty breathing and a skin rash upon receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
    (Reuters, 1/2/21)
2021        Jan 1, The Thai capital of Bangkok said it will close all schools for two weeks after the New Year holiday as it tightens measures to control a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Reuters, 1/1/21)

2021        Jan 2, It was reported that researchers are scrambling to learn why some coronavirus patients lose their sense of smell and taste. Some experts fear huge numbers of people may lose them permanently.
    (NY Times, 1/2/21)
2021         Jan 2, California to date had 2,326,383 cases of coronavirus and 26,366 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 270,122 cases and 2,634 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 20,396,243 with the death toll at 349,933.   
    (sfist.com, 1/2/21)
2021        Jan 2, Mainland China reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 2, up from 22 cases a day earlier.
    (Reuters, 1/2/21)
2021        Jan 2, French police detained five people in an investigation into an underground New Year's Eve rave party that drew at least 2,500 people at Lieuron despite a coronavirus curfew and other restrictions. France has reported more than 64,000 virus-related deaths.
    (AP, 1/2/21)
2021        Jan 2, France recorded 3,466 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, below the 19,348 reported a day earlier. This brought the cumulative total to 2,643,239. The COVID-19 death toll was up by 157 to 64,921.
    (Reuters, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 2, Italy reported 364 coronavirus-related deaths against 462 the day before,, while the daily tally of new infections plunged to 11,831 from 22,211, with far less testing than normal carried out on New Year's day. Italy has registered 74,985 COVID-19 deaths since its outbreak came to light on Feb. 21.
    (Reuters, 1/2/21)
2021        Jan 2, South Korea said it will expand a ban on private gatherings larger than four people to include the whole country, and extend unprecedented social distancing rules in Seoul and neighboring areas until Jan. 17.
    (Reuters, 1/2/21)

2021         Jan 3, California to date had 2,356,544 cases of coronavirus and 26,547 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 273,843 cases and 2,635 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 20,439,674 with the death toll at 350,267.   
    (sfist.com, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, Australia's New South Wales state recorded eight new local cases. There are 161 active cases in the state, most of them in the northern beaches of Sydney, and 13 emanating from liquor store that are not connected to the beaches cluster. More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria states.
    (AP, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, British PM Boris Johnson warned that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely in the coming weeks as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels.
    (AP, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, Mainland China reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, up from 24 cases a day earlier. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 87,150, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
    (Reuters, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, India's drugs regulator granted emergency authorization for the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, but on the condition that Serum Institute doesn't export the shots to ensure that vulnerable populations in India are protected. Serum Institute of India has been contracted to make 1 billion doses of the vaccine for developing nations.
    (AP, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, Italy reported 347 coronavirus-related deaths against 364 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 14,245 from 11,831.
    (Reuters, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, A South Korean health official said that a third wave of the novel coronavirus is being contained, as it reported the lowest number of new infections in nearly four weeks with the help of tougher restrictions during the New Year holiday season.
    (Reuters, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, It was reported that Swiss regulators have allowed contract manufacturer Lonza Group to start producing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine at a plant in Switzerland.
    (Reuters, 1/3/21)
2021        Jan 3, Zimbabwe imposed curbs to slow the spread of the coronavirus as Information Minister Nick Mangwana warned that the country was being overwhelmed.
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    (SFC, 1/4/21, p.A4)

2021         Jan 4, California to date had 2,378,980 cases of coronavirus and 26,637 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 277,146 cases and 2,637 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 20,805,262 with the death toll at 353,371.   
    (sfist.com, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, BioNTech and partner Pfizer warned that they had no evidence that their jointly developed vaccine will continue to protect against COVID-19 if the booster shot is given later than tested in trials.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Australia's New South Wales (NSW) sate reported zero local coronavirus cases for the first time in nearly three weeks, as Sydney battled multiple outbreaks and authorities urged tens of thousands of people to get tested.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the shot developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca.
    (AP, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, UK scientists expressed concern that COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out in Britain may not be able to protect against a new variant of the coronavirus that emerged in South Africa and has spread internationally.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Mainland China reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, with 14 of the 17 local cases recorded in Hebei and 16 cases imported from overseas.
    (Reuters, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 4, Advaccine Biopharmaceuticals Suzhou Co Ltd said it will manufacture and sell Pennsylvania-based Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc's COVID-19 vaccine candidate in China. Inovio's vaccine candidate, INO-4800, is being tested in two trials, a mid-stage study in China in partnership with Advaccine and a mid-to-late stage trial in the United States.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Officials in eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, said they aim to vaccinate all 1.3 million residents against COVID-19 and will set aside at least 200 million emalangeni ($14 million) to do so.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Greece started vaccinating elderly care home residents against COVID-19 in the next phase of its inoculation campaign begun nine days ago.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, It was reported that millions of mask-wearing pupils in Kenya have returned to school nine months after they were closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Kenya has reported almost 97,000 cases of Covid-19 and more than 1,600 deaths since the start of the outbreak in March last year.
    (BBC, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Mexico approved the Oxford-Astra-Zeneca vaccine for emergency use.
    (SFC, 1/6/21, p.A5)
2021        Jan 4, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte directed the head of his military detail to ignore a legislative summons, foiling the Senate's attempt to probe his guards for inoculating themselves with an unauthorized COVID-19 vaccine.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new lockdown in response to a highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus. Sturgeon said the new COVID-19 variant accounts for nearly half of new cases in Scotland, and is 70% more transmissible.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Singapore said its police will be able to use data obtained by its coronavirus contact-tracing technology for criminal investigations, a decision likely to increase privacy concerns around the system.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Spain's region of Catalonia announced a tightening of restrictions to tackle an uptick in COVID-19 infections, banning people from leaving their municipality, closing gyms and shopping malls, and allowing only essential shops such as pharmacies to open at the weekend. The new restrictions in Catalonia, which has Spain's second-highest number of infections and deaths after Madrid, will start on Jan. 7 and last until Jan. 17.
    (Reuters, 1/4/21)
2021        Jan 4, Thailand registered 745 new coronavirus cases, with a new death reported in Bangkok, where a semi-lockdown went into effect. The new infections bring the total number since last January to 8,439, while the death toll has climbed to 65.
    (AP, 1/4/21)

2021         Jan 5, California to date had 2,453,115 cases of coronavirus and 27,016 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 283,057 cases and 2,703 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 21,042,929 with the death toll at 357,132.   
    (sfist.com, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5,  Britain began its third COVID-19 lockdown with citizens under orders to stay at home and the government calling for one last major national effort to stem the virus before mass vaccinations turn the tide. The UK recorded more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the first time as the government struggles to deal with a more infectious variant of the virus.
    (Reuters, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5, China's official media said the fight to contain the coronavirus in northern Hebei province has entered "wartime mode." Hebei reported 19 local infections and 40 asymptomatic cases between Jan. 2 and Jan. 4.
    (AP, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5, It was reported that a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Chinese firm Stemirna Therapeutics has obtained approval to conduct human testing from China's medical products regulator. Tibet Rhodiola Pharma is jointly developing the candidate with Stemirna.
    (AP, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5, President Ivan Duque said Colombia's food and drug regulator authorized emergency use of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine.
    (Reuters, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5, Denmark imposed new lockdown measures aimed at curbing the rapid spread of a new coronavirus variant that is believed to be more transmissible. Authorities said they expected the new virus variant, first detected in Britain, to be the dominant one in Denmark by mid-February.
    (Reuters, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5, Germany's disease control center reported 944 more COVID-19 deaths. Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has agreed with state governors to extend the country's current lockdown by three weeks until Jan. 31.
    (AP, 1/5/21)(SFC, 1/6/21, p.A5)
2021        Jan 5, A senior official said Italy will invest in local biotech company ReiThera to support the development of its COVID-19 vaccine, after the government called results of a Phase 1 trial encouraging. ReiThera is developing the vaccine with Germany's Leukocare and Belgium's Univercells.
    (Reuters, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5, In South Korea the number of deaths linked to the coronavirus passed 1,000, while an increasing number of gym owners said they would reopen in protest against strict social distancing rules.
    (Reuters, 1/5/21)
2021        Jan 5, Thailand confirmed 527 new coronavirus cases, most of them migrant workers who already were isolated, and the government said it was tightening movements of people around the country.
    (AP, 1/5/21)

2021         Jan 6, California to date had 2,496,990 cases of coronavirus and 27,519 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 287,346 cases and 2,772 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 21,279,163 with the death toll at 360,741.   
    (sfist.com, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro accused syringe makers of pushing up their prices after the government failed to buy hundreds of millions of syringes via auction for its COVID-19 vaccination drive, leading it to requisition surplus supplies.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, British PM Boris Johnson warned parliament that ending England's latest lockdown would require a "gradual unwrapping" over time, pledging that schools would be the "very first things to reopen." The UK recorded more than 1,000 COVID-19 daily deaths for the first time since April as the government struggles to deal with a new, more infectious variant of the coronavirus.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, Thirteen of the EU's foreign ministers said in a joint letter to the bloc's executive saying the EU should send coronavirus vaccines to its Balkan neighbors and do more to combat the virus in Ukraine.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, Irish official data showed number of patients in hospitals with COVID-19 has exceeded the peak set during the first wave of infections, ahead of a government meeting to consider new public health restrictions.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, Italy reported 548 coronavirus-related deaths against 649 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 20,331 from 15,378.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, The Netherlands began its COVID-19 vaccination program, with nursing home staff and front-line workers in hospitals first in line for the shot.
    (AP, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, It was reported that Peru passed one million confirmed cases of the coronavirus a few days ago.
    (SFC, 1/6/21, p.A5)
2021        Jan 6, Portugal approved an extension of a state of emergency as the daily number of COVID-19 cases in the nation of around 10 million people reached a record high of 10,027, putting increasing pressure on the health system.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, Top Serbian politicians urged greater international acceptance of Russia's coronavirus vaccine as they joined the front of their country's queue for shots.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, South Korea rolled out mass testing for 52 prisons in the country after a massive prison outbreak and decided to extend flight suspensions from Britain for two weeks as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)
2021        Jan 6, Some Ukrainian media outlets reported that a clinic in Kyiv had begun inoculating people, probably with the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, at a charge of up to 3,000 euros ($3,683) per dose. Ukraine has yet to approve any of the newly developed vaccines.
    (Reuters, 1/6/21)

2021        Jan 7, Arizona reported nearly 300 coronavirus deaths, a pandemic high, and nearly 10,000 new infections.
    (SFC, 1/7/21, p.A7)
2021         Jan 7, California to date had 2,534,673 cases of coronavirus and 28,079 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 291,865 cases and 2,831 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 21,543,310 with the death toll at 364,734.   
    (sfist.com, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, Study results showed that treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with Roche's Actemra or Sanofi's Kevzara arthritis drugs significantly improves survival rates and reduces the amount of time patients need intensive care.
    (Reuters, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, Argentina said it would restrict the movement of people in the country during night hours, in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic during the Southern Hemisphere summer vacation season.
    (Reuters, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan reported its first COVID-19 death some 10 months after initially detecting the virus and managing to keep the disease under control by largely sealing off the tourism-dependent country.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 7, It was reported that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech was 78% effective in a late-stage Brazilian trial and entirely prevented severe cases, boosting Chinese efforts to catch up with Western vaccine makers.
    (Reuters, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, It was reported that Cuba is partnering with Iran to produce a COVID-19 vaccine developed by scientists on the island, the latest example of how the two US-sanctioned nations are building closer ties.
    (Miami Herald, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, The Czech Republic has registered 794,740 confirmed cases and 12,621 deaths. November was the deadliest month with 4,937 deceased. All three cremation chambers were working round the clock, while storage capacity for caskets has been repeatedly boosted.
    (AP, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 7, German company CureVac, that is in the advanced stages of producing a vaccine against COVID-19, said it is linking up with pharmaceutical giant Bayer to help develop and distribute the product. CureVac said last month that it expects first results by the end of March from its phase 3 clinical study of the mRNA-based vaccine candidate called CVnCoV.
    (AP, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, Israel's government prepared for a two-week shutdown as the country’s infection rate soared again.
    (AP, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, Lebanon began a 25-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus as infections hit a record high in the tiny Mediterranean nation and patients overwhelmed the health care sector.
    (AP, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, Malaysia reported its biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases as the government considered imposing restrictions in some areas, while businesses warned that another nationwide lockdown would further batter the economy.
    (Reuters, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, South Africa said it will vaccinate 40 million people, or two-thirds of its population, against COVID-19 in order to achieve herd immunity, as a mutant variant drove daily new cases above 21,000 for the first time.
    (Reuters, 1/7/21)
2021        Jan 7, Sweden registered 12,536 new coronavirus cases since Jan. 5. The country registered 277 new deaths, taking the total to 9,262.
    (Reuters, 1/7/21)

2021         Jan 8, California to date had 2,574,314 cases of coronavirus and 28,565 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 296,976 cases and 2,916 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 21,846,815 with the death toll at 368,685.   
    (sfist.com, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, The Brazilian production partner for a coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech filed for emergency use authorization with health regulator Anvisa, the day after announcing results from a late-stage trial.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, Brazilian researchers said they have identified the concerning new coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa in a woman who contracted COVID-19 for the second time, and said it was the first such case reported in the world.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, Britain reported 1,325 new deaths from COVID-19, its highest daily figure since the outbreak of the pandemic, with another 68,053 additional cases. The official death toll stood at 79,833, the highest in Europe. Britain's medical regulator approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use. The health ministry said that it had agreed to purchase an additional 10 million doses as it eyed a spring rollout of the shot.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)(SFC, 1/9/21, p.A6)
2021        Jan 8, China's National Health Commission reported 33 new COVID-19 cases for the mainland, down from 53 reported a day earlier. The authority said 14 of the 17 locally transmitted infections were in Hebei province.
    (Reuters, 1/9/21)
2021        Jan 8, The European Union's drug agency approved doctors drawing one more dose from each vial of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech, in a move that — combined with the purchase of 300 million extra shots of the serum — could speed up the pace of vaccinations in the 27-nation bloc.
    (AP, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said EU countries are not allowed to negotiate separate vaccine deals with pharmaceutical companies in parallel to the efforts of the European Union as a whole.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, Germany reported a record 1,188 daily COVID-19 deaths. Trial organizers at university hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) said coronavirus vaccine developed by the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and vaccine maker IDT Biologika did not prompt the hoped-for immune reaction in early-stage testing on humans.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei banned Iran from importing of American Pfizer-BioNTech and Britain’s Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccines, a reflection of mistrust toward the West.
    (AP, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, Italy reported 620 coronavirus-related deaths up from 414 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 17,533 from 18,020.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, Portugal reported record increases in the number of COVID-19 infections and the death toll, a day after the prime minister warned the country may need to go into a new lockdown next week if contagion continues to surge.
    (Reuters, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, It was reported that South African scientists are testing whether vaccines will be less effective against a COVID-19 variant, known as 501Y.V2, first detected locally and hope for initial results within two weeks.
    (AP, 1/8/21)
2021        Jan 8, The United Nations said it fears “massive community transmission” of COVID-19 in Ethiopia’s troubled Tigray region, fueled by displacement and the collapse of health services, as humanitarian workers finally begin to access the region two months after fighting began. A UN report said fighting is still going on in several parts of the northern Tigray region and almost 2.3 million people, or nearly half of the population, need aid.
    (AP, 1/8/21)(Reuters, 1/8/21)

2021         Jan 9, California to date had 2,661,646 cases of coronavirus and 29,241 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 301,773 cases and 2,991 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 22,129,231 with the death toll at 372,384.   
    (sfist.com, 1/9/21)
2021        Jan 9, Australia's health officials said they are on high alert after cases of highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus, discovered in Britain and South Africa, have made it into the country.
    (Reuters, 1/9/21)
2021        Jan 9, Chinese authorities halted public transport in a provincial capital near Beijing in an effort to stamp out a new cluster of coronavirus infections. Government authorities said China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to the general public.
    (AP, 1/9/21)(Reuters, 1/9/21)
2021        Jan 9, Cuba's top epidemiologist said irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease.
    (Reuters, 1/9/21)
2021        Jan 9, Italy reported 483 coronavirus-related deaths, down from 620 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 19,978 from 17,533. Italy has registered 78,394 COVID-19 deaths since its outbreak came to light on Feb. 21.
    (Reuters, 1/9/21)
2021        Jan 9, Osaka and its surrounding prefectures asked Japan to expand a state of emergency to the western cities in an effort to contain the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Tokyo's new daily infections kept above 2,000 cases.
    (Reuters, 1/9/21)
2021        Jan 9, The Philippine government signed a deal to secure the supply of 30 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Covovax from Serum Institute of India (SII).
    (Reuters, 1/10/21)

2021         Jan 10, California to date had 2,684,516 cases of coronavirus and 29,927 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 305,334 cases and 3,030 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 22,385,975 with the death toll at 374,072.   
    (sfist.com, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state recorded three new coronavirus cases as a three-week lockdown for about quarter million of people in Sydney's northern beaches suburbs eased.
    (Reuters, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, In Canada a curfew took effect across Quebec province in an effort to curb a surge in coronavirus infections.
    (SFC, 1/11/21, p.A6)
2021        Jan 10, Israel's coronavirus vaccination campaign, the world's fastest per capita, shifted to booster shots in a bid to protect the most vulnerable citizens by next month and ease curbs on the economy.
    (Reuters, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Italy reported 361 coronavirus-related deaths, down from 483 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 18,627 from 19,978.
    (AP, 1/10/21)
2021        Jan 10, Zimbabwe recorded 21,477 cases and 507 deaths, up from the slightly more than 10,000 cases and 277 deaths at the beginning of December.
    (AP, 1/11/21)

2021        Jan 11, Arizona has reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases in each of the last several days. The state's death toll reached 10,147 with a total of 627, 541 infections.
    (SFC, 1/12/21, p.A6)
2021         Jan 11, California to date had 2,692,542 cases of coronavirus and 30,019 deaths. The SF Bay Area had 311,012 cases and 3,061 deaths. Total cases nationwide reached over 22,591,369 with the death toll at 375,903.   
    (sfist.com, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said state prisons, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, will be given priority in the next phase of vaccinations.
    (SFC, 1/12/21, p.A6)
2021        Jan 11, It was reported that Novavax Chief Executive Stanley Erck and three of his top lieutenants have sold roughly $46 million of company stock since the start of last year, capitalizing on a near 3,000% rally in Novavax shares fueled by investors betting on the success of the shot under development. Novavax has yet to bring a vaccine to market.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, REMAP-CAP investigators said that an international trial testing convalescent blood plasma on COVID-19 patients with moderate and severe illness has halted enrolment of severely ill COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care after it found no benefit.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, Indonesia gave Sinovac Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine its first emergency use approval outside China as the world's fourth most populous country launches nationwide inoculations to stem surging infections and deaths.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, It was reported that Philippine mobile wallet GCash has raised more than $175 million in capital from New York-based private equity fund Bow Wave Capital Management.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, President Wavel Ramkalawan said Seychelles has started vaccinating its population against COVID-19 with doses from China's Sinopharm vaccine.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, South Korea reported fewer than 500 new coronavirus infections for the first time since record high daily case numbers over the Christmas holiday period. Pres. Moon Jae-in said the country will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to all its people in phases.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)(SFC, 1/12/21, p.A6)
2021        Jan 11, Zimbabwe banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures stop traditional funeral rites that are believed to be increasing the spread of the coronavirus.
    (AP, 1/11/21)

2021        Jan 12, Within a span of about 24 hours, three House Democrats have announced they tested positive for COVID-19, prompting concern that last week’s insurrection at the Capitol has also turned into a super-spreader event threatening the health of lawmakers and their staffs.
    (AP, 1/12/20)
2021        Jan 12, General Motors Co shares jumped to their highest level since the company's post-bankruptcy IPO in 2010, as the automaker announced its entry into the growing electric delivery vehicle business.
    (Reuters, 1/12/20)
2021        Jan 12, Local partners in Brazil said CoronaVac, a coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac, showed "general efficacy" of 50.4% in a late-stage trial.
    (Reuters, 1/12/20)
2021        Jan 12, PM Justin Trudeau said Canada has ordered an additional 20 million doses of Pfizer Inc's coronavirus vaccine after provinces complained about inadequate supplies.
    (Reuters, 1/12/20)
2021        Jan 12, India's Bharat Biotech said it has signed an agreement with a medicine distributor to supply its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to Brazil, even as the shot's emergency use approval in its home country has faced criticism.
    (Reuters, 1/12/20)
2021        Jan 12, Italy reported 616 coronavirus-related deaths, up from 448 the day before, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 14,242 from 12,532.
    (Reuters, 1/12/20)
2021        Jan 12, Switzerland approved Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the second shot after Pfizer and BioNTech's to be approved in the country and clearing the way to get up to 1.5 million doses from the firms through February.
    (Reuters, 1/12/20)

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