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- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has announced the names of more than 540 key members who will prepare government agencies for his inauguration on January 20.
- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is urging Americans to wear masks as it will take months before vaccinations become available. Two days after his victory speech, Biden convened a task force to tackle the public health crisis that has resulted in over ten million Americans contracting the virus.
- Results of a private survey show that pubs and restaurants in Japan are going bankrupt at a record pace because of the coronavirus outbreak. Tokyo Shoko Research says 730 pubs and restaurants filed for bankruptcy with debts of over 10 million yen, or about 95,000 dollars, between January and October this year.