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1 Jan, 2021 14:55

RT News - January 01 2021 (17:00 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. France sees an alarming wave of suicides among small business owners, as firms are pushed under by coronavirus lockdowns. 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.