Germany’s coronavirus deaths rose by 986, the most since the start of the pandemic. The U.K. is examining whether to move more areas of England into lockdown to counter a faster-spreading variant of Covid-19. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a decision in the next couple of days, a government official said.
South Korea and the Philippines moved to temporarily suspend U.K. flights, while Japan is strengthening entry regulations for people traveling from Britain. Air travel from Britain to France resumed after a two-day halt, although with eligibility restrictions and a virus testing requirement.
U.S. President Donald Trump signaled he may not sign a $900 billion coronavirus relief package after Congress passed it with bipartisan support. Pfizer Inc. is getting closer to completing a deal to supply the U.S. with as many as 100 million more doses of its vaccine, according to a person familiar with the matter.