Early figures showed a decisive 65.2 percent of voters supported euthanasia , with 33.8 against, meaning New Zealand will join a handful of countries around the world that allow doctor-assisted deaths. Jacinda Ardern is expected to reveal today how she voted in the cannabis referendum, after staying remarkably coy on the issue during the election campaign, which ran side-by-side with the referendums.
Four new recoveries were reported locally Wednesday, making 1,037 Union County residents considered recovered from the virus. The state's hospitals still have capacity, though, reporting that only 1,120 of 1,521 immediately available ICU beds were filled with patients due to COVID-19 or other unrelated medical concerns.
Britain's opposition Labour Party on Thursday suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn in light of comments he made after a report on its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism. The watchdog identified three breaches of the Equality Act relating to political interference in complaints, failure to provide adequate training to those handling anti-Semitism cases, and harassment.
President Donald Trump and lawmakers of both parties in Congress have spelled out their intention that all Americans will be able to get the vaccine for free. Russian Federation has submitted applications to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for accelerated registration and prequalification of its COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to make it available globally in a shorter time frame than usual procedures, according to an official statement on Wednesday.
The U.S. Justice Department unsealed a complaint on Wednesday charging eight people with conspiring to work on behalf of China to engage in an "international campaign to threaten, harass, surveil, and intimidate" Chinese citizens to return to their home country.
Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 6,03,687 are now active, 73,15,989 have been discharged, while 1,20,527 lost the battle against the pandemic. The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.49 per cent. There are 27,873 active cases in the city, of which 16,415 are under home isolation. It comprises only 7.51% of the total positive cases of the country.