RT News - January 01 2021 (12:00 MSK)
Amid fireworks and scaled-down celebrations, people see out a difficult 2020 and welcome the new year with hopes of a brighter 12 months ahead. World politicians mull a 'Covid Passport' and companies develop mobile apps to enforce compliance, but there are warnings such systems face significant complications. The US enters 2021 with a grim new record, registering its 'highest ever Covid daily death toll'. We report from New York, a city particularly hard-hit by the pandemic. Campaigners urge the UK to 'tread carefully' when seeking a post-Brexit trade deal with the US, highlighting the health risks of American meat products.