24 October 2020

• New coronavirus cases hit a record-breaking high in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, and Italy as these countries consider imposing new restrictions. Source
•At least five members of US Vice President Mike Pence’s staff test positive for coronavirus, including his chief of staff. The Vice President – who also heads the country’s Coronavirus Task Force – and his wife have tested negative; he plans to continue campaigning despite CDC guidance calling on close contacts of people diagnosed with coronavirus to quarantine. Source
• US White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says during an interview that “We’re not going to control the epidemic,” after a record-breaking seven-day total of new coronavirus infections.

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