- The British government has disclosed plans to roll out the coronavirus vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed Britain will receive the first shipment of 800,000 doses, and people will start receiving shots early next week.
- Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered mass vaccinations against the new coronavirus as medical systems are on the verge of collapse in some rural areas of the country. Russia marked a record 589 daily deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday. Over 25,000 new cases have been confirmed on a daily basis.
- NHK has learned that Tokyo prosecutors have asked to question former Prime Minister Abe Sinzo over annual parties held for his supporters. Abe’s supporters gathered for parties at Tokyo hotels on the eve of his annual cherry blossom viewing events.
December 3, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline