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Coronavirus daily news updates, Nov. 26: What to know today about COVID-19

A woman wearing a face mask crosses a street in Lisbon, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Portugal is reporting its highest number of new daily COVID-19 infections since July amid a surge in cases across Europe. The Portuguese government is due to announce on Thursday what new pandemic restrictions it is introducing, seven weeks after scrapping almost all of them due to the high vaccination rate. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) XAF XAF

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