The Government of Ireland temporarily suspends the use of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine following reports from the Norwegian Medicines Agency regarding serious blood clots developing in four people who received the vaccine, one of whom later died.
South Korea reports its first cases of a more infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2, after three South Korean nationals who arrived from the United Kingdom tested positive for COVID-19, including an elderly man who has since died.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issues a new stay-at-home advisory that asks people to leave the house only for work, school or other essential reasons. It is scheduled to take effect for 30 days beginning at 6:00 a.m. CST on November 16.
Indonesia aims to start administering COVID-19 vaccines early next month, according to the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs. Sinopharm and G42 Healthcare will supply five million doses starting next month, CanSino Biologics will supply 100,000 doses that same time, and Sinovac will supply three million doses of CoronaVac by December. All three vaccines are currently in Phase III trials in various countries.