U.S. Pfizer Vaccine Shipments begins; Italy Overtakes U.K. Deaths; U.S. Government Hack: World Brief

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WORLD NEWS: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed in a phone conversation to go the “extra mile.” MORE: https://bloom.bg/3nhm2xP

Italy overtook the U.K. as the European country with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths. The country reported 484 virus-linked deaths on Sunday, raising the number of total fatalities to 64,520. MORE: https://bloom.bg/2WbeBvV

Germany will start a hard lockdown on Wednesday as officials admit the spread of coronavirus has spiraled out of control. MORE: https://bbc.in/3gJ6Ve3

U.S. government agencies were hit by a “global intrusion campaign” of cyber-attacks that exploited a flaw in the update of a software company, which the Washington Post reported was a breach by Russian government hackers. MORE: https://bloom.bg/3aa76xy

Later on Monday, a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers plans to unveil a $908 billion pandemic relief plan, although one of the negotiators said there’s “no guarantee” Congress will pass it. MORE: https://bloom.bg/381lDsX

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