Britain sees 30% infection drop after strict rules

The World Health Organization reported global COVID-19 cases down for the first time since September after several rounds of new restrictions.
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There is good news though in the battle against the virus overseas. The world health organization reporting global cases are down for the first time since September after several countries ordered a new round of restrictions including England which has seen a dramatic decline in cases. Maggie Rulli is live in London for us this morning. Good morning, Maggie. Reporter: Good morning. Finally a bit of good news and seems strict lockdowns are working. Today is our last day of that month-long lockdown here in England and latest numbers a 30% decrease in the total number of cases. Now, guys, this is exactly the way that we want to see the numbers going, especially as we head into the holidays but officials are quick to warn that we are nowhere near being out of the woods yet. That's why they're really trying to come out of this lockdown slowly so there are still going to be various restrictions in place across England and uk. Households will still not be able to socialize indoors and the goals Christmas, the holidays are what we're thinking about and the hope is if we crack down now fast and early that maybe we will get some relief by the holidays. Robin. Speaking of relief we hear that people there across the pond, Maggie, could start getting it in just days? Reporter: Yeah, robin. It looks like the uk could be steps away from giving people a vaccine. Now, right now officials are in an emergency approval process and they're reviewing the data and while it's impossible to know exactly how long that process is going to take, what we do know there is a massive effort under way to prepare for this rollout of the vaccine. We're seeing vaccination centers being set up, volunteers are being trained on how to administer the vaccine so everything is put in motion so that once this approval is granted, the whole country will be ready to go, guy. Such encouraging news, all right, Maggie, thanks so much.

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