German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding talks on a possible extension of the country’s virus measures, with curfews under consideration. European Union member states will be warned by the bloc’s executive arm on Tuesday that they aren’t doing enough to track dangerous virus mutations. Hong Kong will extend social-distancing measures, expand mandatory testing and introduce restrictions in certain neighborhoods as cases surge. The city will also ban travelers from Ireland and Brazil. Indonesia reported its deadliest day of the pandemic.
President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration rejected a move by President Donald Trump to rescind travel bans for non-American citizens arriving from the EU, the U.K. and Brazil. Japan confirmed three patients infected with the variant first detected in the U.K., who have no travel history to the country.