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Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Nov 27th 2020, 8:51 AM

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #LIFTING RESTRICTIONS: Taoiseach Micheál Martin is set to make a national address this evening on the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions for December.

2. #COVID DATA: Latest figures from health officials show that Covid-19 outbreaks in schools have continued to rise over the past two weeks.

3. #US ELECTION: Donald Trump has said for the first time that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalises Joe Biden’s US presidential election victory.

4. #ARGENTINA: Footballer Diego Maradona has been laid to rest at a private ceremony in Buenos Aires, following his death at the age of 60 on Wednesday.

5. #CIRCUIT BREAKER: Arlene Foster has said a fresh two-week lockdown beginning in the North today is crucial if residents there are to have a safe Christmas.

6. #BREXIT: A survey of Irish businesses by Enterprise Ireland has found that only 42% believe they are fully prepared for customs changes after Brexit.

7. #BACKLASH: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a Tory revolt over his plans to impose tough Covid-19 restrictions on the majority of the UK from 2 December.

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8. #VACCINE: The British government has asked its independent medicines regulator to assess AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as part of the formal approval process for the drug to be rolled out by the end of the year.

9. #RELIGIOUS RULING: The US Supreme Court has banned the state of New York from imposing Covid-19 restrictions on places of worship in a ruling seen as an indication of new judge Amy Coney Barrett’s influence.

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