- San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and the City of Berkeley) health officials announced on Friday that they would implement California’s new stay-at-home order early in an effort to curved the spread of Covid-19 as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill.
Here is what would change:
-Restaurants can only do takeout or delivery.
-Bars and wineries have to close.
-Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, and other personal care services have to close.
-All retail stores must drop capacity to 20%
-Private gatherings of any size will be prohibited
- The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising children playing sports to mask up while doing so as part of new COVID-19 recommendations.
- coronavirus was ranked as the leading cause of death in the U.S. this week, with 11,820, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
- The island kingdom of Bahrain said it has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
- The United Kingdom has received its first batch of Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine.
- President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to remove the majority of the 700 U.S. military troops in Somalia from the country, according to a Pentagon statement.
- The House of Representatives has voted a bill on Friday that would federally decriminalize marijuana.
- Federal judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn fully restored DACA program and ordered the Department of Homeland Security to begin accepting first-time applications on Monday and ensure work permits are valid for two years.
- The White House removed nine members of the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board on Friday and installed new people in their place, including presidential allies Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.
- The Trump administration on Friday granted an extra month of student loan relief to the 41 million Americans who have been benefiting from a freeze on monthly payments and interest that was set to expire at the end of the year.
- The White House is giving TikTok’s Chinese parent company more time to satisfy national security concerns.
- Telsa CEO Elon Musk is planning to move to Texas from California. California is criticized by the super-rich for its high tax rates and stiff regulations
- The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month
- The U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 6.7%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. The job gain missed expectations.
- In The UK demand for luxury turkeys, is soaring.