FAST FIVE: US COVID-19 Cases Hit New Record; Germany 12th Country To Top 1 Million: Live Updates

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After falling test numbers led to lower case numbers for a few days, the numbers jumped back on Saturday.

Meanwhile, London plans to avoid the toughest coronavirus restrictions when England's partial lockdown ends next week, allowing municipalities in England to start allowing more patients.

Japan looks to begin distribution of COVID-19 vaccines by the March end of the fiscal year as clinical trials on a number of candidates move forward.

Tokyo aims to secure enough vaccine for the country's entire population by the first half of 2021.

“I think it's highly speculative for us to say that the disease did not emerge in China,” Mike Ryan told a virtual briefing in Geneva after being asked whether COVID-19 could have first emerged outside China.

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