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Taiwanese shares sank almost 2%, while Chinese stocks fell to a near three-week low. Markets had already begun to stabilise on Tuesday as analysts downplayed the potential fallout from the property developer's debt crisis and saw that relief seep into Wednesday. In a week flush with central bank meetings, a report from Philippines' Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is due on Thursday. ** The top gainer on the Jakarta stock index was Andalan Sakti Primaindo, up 34.6%. ** The top loser on the Singapore benchmark was Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, down 2.8%.
Persons: Shashwat Awasthi, China Evergrande's, ines, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Bank Indonesia, Fed, DBS, Malaysian, ng Pilipinas, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, JK Locations: Philippines, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, Asia, Japan, India
SHANGHAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Chinese stocks fell on Wednesday, led by by banking and consumer staples, while real estate shares jumped after developer China Evergrande assured to make bond interest payment. ** The banking sub-index slumped 3.44%, while the real estate index jumped 5% after opening down nearly 2%. ** Over the holiday, property and banking stocks slumped in the Hong Kong market due to growing risks of defaults at Chinese property developers and concerns that Beijing’s “common prosperity” agenda would also include Hong Kong real estate names. They added overseas investors took up more than 40% of the investors in the Hong Kong market. ** Chinese A-share market opened after the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, while the Hong Kong market was shut on Wednesday for a public holiday.
Persons: Xi Jinping Organizations: China, China Merchants Securities, Beijing’s, Beijing Stock Exchange, Beijing bourse Locations: SHANGHAI, Shanghai, Hong Kong, COVID, China, Beijing
White flags commemorate 600,000 American lives lost to COVID
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Haitians fleeing a country hammered by political turmoil and two natural disasters make up most of the thousands of migrants sleeping on the ground and desperate for food in a squalid camp under a bridge in southern Texas, in a growing humanitarian and political challenge for U.S. President Joe Biden.
Persons: Joe Biden Organizations: U.S Locations: Texas
"I'm not going to talk about the tactics we'll deploy today," Patton said at a media briefing in Melbourne, the state capital. read moreSydney and Melbourne, Australia's largest cities, as well as the capital Canberra have been in lockdown for weeks to contain a Delta outbreak. Melbourne is in its sixth lockdown, the most of any Australian city since the pandemic began. Authorities are aiming for a staggered reopening in Sydney and Melbourne, easing some curbs when the adult population reaches 70% fully vaccinated, expected next month. A City of Sydney spokesperson said they want to limit the "mixing of crowds" between the two separate events.
Persons: Sandra Sanders SYDNEY, Shane Patton, I'm, Patton, Rick Nugent, Australia's, Renju Jose, Cynthia Osterman, Richard Pullin Organizations: REUTERS, Victoria State, Protesters, state's Police, Authorities, Thomson Locations: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Sydney, Australia's, Canberra, New South Wales
Brazil's health minister tests positive for COVID-19 in NYC
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Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga speaks during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano MachadoBRASILIA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for COVID-19 hours after accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the government said. It added that the rest of the delegation tested negative for the virus. read moreThe health minister was the second member of the Brazilian delegation in New York to have tested positive. A young diplomat who was part of an advance team preparing Bolsonaro's visit tested positive on the weekend and was isolated.
Persons: Marcelo Queiroga, Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Queiroga, Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, coronavirus, Trump, Anthony Boadle, Stephen Coates, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Brazil's Health, REUTERS, United Nations General Assembly, CNN Brasil, COVID, Brazilian, Thomson Locations: Brasilia, Brazil, New York, United States, Lago, COVID
A Panamanian health worker receives the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Santo Tomas Hospital, in Panama City, Panama February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erick MarciscanoPANAMA CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Panama will offer a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to moderate and severely immunocompromised people starting this week, Health Minister Luis Sucre said on Tuesday. The decision follows similar moves by other Latin American countries such as Ecuador and Chile, which are already giving a booster vaccine dose to people at risk, for instance those with immunodeficiencies or the elderly. Panama has administered 5.3 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine and authorities say it is close to herd immunity. Reporting by Elida Moreno in Panama City Writing by Drazen Jorgic Editing by Karishma SinghOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Erick Marciscano, Luis Sucre, Sucre, Elida Moreno, Drazen Jorgic, Karishma Singh Organizations: Pfizer, BioNTech, Santo Tomas Hospital, REUTERS, Erick Marciscano PANAMA CITY, Health, Central, Thomson Locations: Panama City, Panama, Erick Marciscano PANAMA, Ecuador, Chile, Central American
New Zealand says it may not get to zero COVID-19 cases again
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People wear masks as they exercise during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. New Zealand eliminated COVID-19 last year and had been largely virus-free, barring a small number of cases in February, until the latest outbreak of the Delta variant erupted in August, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to order a nationwide lockdown. Its biggest city Auckland is still in lockdown with a small number of new cases being reported everyday. Authorities reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, all in Auckland, taking the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 1,080. At a daily COVID-19 press conference later in the day, however, the COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said the government had not given up on achieving zero cases.
Persons: Fiona Goodall WELLINGTON, Jacinda Ardern, Ashley Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Chris Hipkins, Hipkins, Praveen Menon, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: REUTERS, New Zealand, Radio New Zealand, Authorities, Thomson Locations: Auckland , New Zealand, New Zealand, New, Auckland, COVID, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailADB lowers Asia's 2021 growth forecast amid slow and uneven Covid vaccination progressAbdul Abiad of the Asian Development Bank says approximately 35% of developing Asia's population has been fully vaccinated which is well below the vaccination rates in the U.S. and Europe.
Persons: Abdul Abiad Organizations: ADB, Asian Development Bank Locations: U.S, Europe
COVID-19 sends northern Chinese city into semi-shutdown
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REUTERS/Jason LeeBEIJING, Sept 22 (Reuters) - China's northeastern city of Harbin, population 10 million, went into semi-shutdown after reporting new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases for the first time since early February. Three of 16 new local cases reported in China for Sept. 21 were in Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Wednesday. Indoors venues such as cinemas, gyms and mah-jong parlours were also shut, and tourist sites were ordered to limit visitor traffic at half of their capacity, state television reported on Tuesday. It was unclear if the three new Harbin cases were linked to the current outbreak in the eastern province of Fujian. Zhangzhou has told local authorities to tighten approval for foreigners seeking to enter the city.
Persons: Jason Lee BEIJING, jong parlours, Sun Chunlan, Sun, Zhangzhou, Roxanne Liu, Ryan Woo, Michael Perry Organizations: REUTERS, National Health Commission, NHC, Fujian Daily, Thomson Locations: Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, Heilongjiang, Fujian, Philippines, Guangzhou, Harbin . Bayan, Xiamen, Putian, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou
REUTERS/Lee SmithSummary CO2 prices will rise sharplyUK pays fertiliser maker CF to reopen plants temporarilyPoultry plants would have closed, UK saysLONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Britain warned the food industry on Wednesday that carbon dioxide prices would rise sharply after offering tens of millions of dollars of state support to a fertiliser company to avert a food supply crunch. "We need the market to adjust, the food industry knows there's going to be a sharp rise in the cost of carbon dioxide," Environment Secretary George Eustice told Sky News. He said the food industry would have to accept that the price of carbon dioxide would rise sharply, to around 1,000 pounds ($1,365) a tonne from 200 pounds a tonne. "So a big, sharp rise," Eustice said. He said the impact on food prices would be negligible.
Persons: Lee Smith, George Eustice, Eustice, Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton, Paul Sandle Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, CF Industries, Sky News, CF, Thomson Locations: Billingham, Britain, COVID, Asia, Europe, Cheshire
"I'm not going to talk about the tactics we'll deploy today," Patton told media in Melbourne. By early afternoon, television footage showed several hundred protesters had gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance, a memorial near the city centre honouring service in war, under the watch of police. RE-OPENING PLANSAustralia's largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as its capital, Canberra, have been in lockdown for weeks to contain a Delta outbreak. It is the sixth lockdown for Melbourne, the most of any Australian city since the pandemic began. New South Wales, whose capital is Sydney, had a total of 1,035 new infections, up from 1,022 on Tuesday.
Persons: Sandra Sanders, Shane Patton, I'm, Patton, Rick Nugent, Daniel Andrews, Renju Jose, Richard Pullin Organizations: REUTERS, Melbourne, Police, Protesters, Authorities, Victoria, Thomson Locations: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Sydney, SYDNEY, COVID, Canberra, New South Wales
India to target children for COVID-19 vaccine from Oct -sources
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A healthcare worker checks the temperature of a child during a door-to-door surveillance to safeguard children amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, June 9, 2021. The world's first DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D won emergency authorisation from Indian regulators last month. From October, the company, better known as Zydus Cadila, will produce 10 million doses a month. The vaccine is the only one approved for children in India, which has given a total of 825.9 million doses to adults among its population of nearly 1.4 billion. Reporting by Neha Arora and Krishna N. Das; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Amit Dave, Cadila, Neha Arora, Krishna, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: REUTERS, Cadila Healthcare, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Ahmedabad, India
“I just cry all the time because of my situation,” she said. On Thursday, Idaho state officials expanded “crisis standards of care” across the state, a standard that had been limited to the northern part of the state earlier in the month. With precious few available intensive-care beds, Idaho hospitals had largely stopped providing hernia surgeries or hip replacements before the new order. Now they are postponing cancer and heart surgeries, too, said Brian Whitlock, the chief executive of the Idaho Hospital Association. In Alaska, the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, has also begun rationing care as patients wait for hours to get to the emergency room and doctors scramble to find beds.
Persons: , ” Ms, Strong, Dave Jeppesen, Brian Whitlock, Matthias Merkel, emptively Organizations: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Hospital Association, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Oregon Health & Science University Locations: Georgia, United States, Idaho, Alaska, Providence Alaska, Anchorage, Portland
Global health advocates say Moderna has a special obligation to share its technology because its vaccine relies in part on technology developed by the National Institutes of Health, and because the company accepted $2.5 billion from the federal government as part of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s fast-track vaccine initiative. “You need someone to share all the process, because it’s a new technology,” he said. “One of the problems we have is that the scientific literature about industrial-scale manufacturing of mRNA vaccines is so slim. But Biovac will only bottle the vaccine, which does not necessitate sharing the formula. The actual “drug substance” will be made in Europe.
Persons: Colleen Hussey, Moderna’s, Alain alSalhani, , it’s, BioNTech, Biovac, Biden, Lawrence O, Mr Organizations: Global, Moderna, National Institutes of Health, Trump, Pfizer, Defense, Georgetown University Locations: Covid, Europe
At a high-stakes meeting, the panel will consider whether additional vaccine shots should go to most Americans or a limited few. Depending on their verdict, booster shots could be offered to most Americans — or only to a select few. At the meeting on Friday, senior scientists at Pfizer and the Israeli Ministry of Health presented data they said indicated waning immunity in people who received the Pfizer vaccine months earlier. Some committee experts said they also did not feel comfortable offering booster shots to young people who may not need them, when the risks of a third dose are unknown. Their departure is in part in protest of the Biden administration’s push for boosters before federal scientists and regulators had reviewed the evidence.
Persons: Mercedes Carrera, Alisha Jucevic, Biden, , Michael G, Sara Oliver Organizations: Rosewood Family Health, Portland , Ore ., The New York Times, Centers for Disease Control, Pfizer, Food and Drug Administration, Israeli Ministry of Health, National Institutes of Health Locations: Portland , Ore, United States, Israel
Pret, owned by investment group JAB and founder Sinclair Beecham, said on Wednesday it plans to open more than 200 UK shops in the next two years, including 100 franchise shops. Pret, as it is commonly known, currently runs 550 shops across five markets, the UK, U.S., France, Dubai and Hong Kong. Majority owner JAB and Beecham will invest a further 100 million pounds ($137 million), on top of the 185 million pounds they ploughed in to get Pret through COVID. Pret closed stores and shed jobs during the crisis as revenue slid 58% to 299 million pounds in 2020 and the group recorded an operating loss of 256.5 million pounds. Many of its UK stores are located close to offices, which were badly hit when people started working from home.
Persons: Hannah McKay, Sinclair Beecham, Beecham, Pret, Pano Christou, Christou, James Davey, Alexander Smith Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, U.S, Waitrose, Tesco, Thomson Locations: New Cavendish, London, Britain, Europe, East, Asia, France, Dubai, Hong Kong, COVID, Pret
FILE PHOTO: Amtrak train is parked at the platform inside New York's Penn Station, the nation's busiest train hub, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid//File Photo(Reuters) - U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak said on Tuesday it will require nearly all of its 18,000 employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 22. The railroad said in an email to employees that it will only allow regular coronavirus testing in lieu of vaccines for medical and religious accommodations.
Persons: Brendan McDermid Organizations: Amtrak, Station, REUTERS
In Tennessee, the patients first in line for the monoclonal antibody Covid-19 treatment are likely to be the ones who landed in the emergency room because they did not get vaccinated. Extraordinary demand coupled with the federal government’s need to cap shipments of these scarce drugs has forced Tennessee health officials to recommend limiting the treatment to unvaccinated patients with the worst cases of Covid-19. Tennessee, which is following the guidance of the National Institutes of Health, appears to be the first state to recommend limiting monoclonal antibody treatment to Covid-19 patients who are unvaccinated or vaccinated but immunocompromised. And all but Florida have below average Covid-19 vaccination rates. DeSantis, in particular, has touted expensive monoclonal antibody treatments (about $2,100 a dose) but has refused to mandate the far-cheaper vaccines (between $10 and $20 a dose) or proven safety measures like wearing masks.
Persons: , Sadiya Khan, Lisa Piercey, ” Piercey, , Piercey, Dr, Karen Bloch, Daniel Skovronsky, Eli Lilly, Biden, Jen Psaki, Ron DeSantis, Tate Reeves, Greg Abbott Organizations: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Tennessean, National Institutes of Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Republicans, Mayo Clinic, Company Locations: Tennessee, : Alabama, Florida , Texas , Mississippi , Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, COVID, Florida , Mississippi, Texas
The most recent advisory from the CDC about acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like condition mentioned in the clip, was released on Aug. 4, 2020 here . The latest peak was in 2018 with 238 cases in 42 states, according to the CDC advisory. When the CDC released the advisory about acute flaccid myelitis, the vaccines were not yet approved for public use or being widely administered. Reuters found no other advisory or warning from the CDC since the release in August 2020. The CDC advisory about acute flaccid myelitis is from August 2020 and unrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Persons: myelitis, , Read Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, Facebook, Pfizer, BioNTech, Food and Drug Administration, Reuters Locations: United States
But while the homeless are eager to grab up backpacks, some are less enthusiastic about getting a vaccine. With so few homeless people fully vaccinated, Newman fears the worst. As of the end of February, the New York City Department of Homeless Services documented 113 deaths of homeless people from Covid, 101 of whom died in shelters. To incentivize them, the group offers $25 McDonald’s gift cards, and volunteers share their own stories about getting the vaccine. The city is also working on getting more homeless vaccinated.
Persons: Sara D, , Jeffrey Newman, Jayson Conner, Newman, Conner, ” Newman, Adam Shrier Organizations: Roosevelt, ., , Department of Social Services, Corps, New, New York City Department of Homeless Services, NYC, Trace Corp, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: New York, New York City, York City, Covid
The speech will be Biden’s first as president at the meeting, which will look much different from past gatherings with many world leaders opting to deliver their remarks virtually. “America is back,” Biden said during a meeting with the U.N. secretary general Monday. Among the challenges Biden plans to address are the Covid pandemic, climate change, trade and economics, investments in clean infrastructure, counterterrorism, and “vigorous competition with great powers, but not a new Cold War,” the official said. This year’s gathering of world leaders will be largely scaled down because of the pandemic. The UN has said that 83 leaders will make their remarks in person with the rest of the global leaders’ making pre-recorded remarks.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Scott Morrison, Boris Johnson, ” Biden, , we’ve, , America's, Emanuel Macron, Jen Psaki, Still, Organizations: WASHINGTON, United Nations General Assembly, Australian, White, United Nations, NATO, French, World Health Organization, WHO, The, U.S, Trump, Covid, UN Locations: Afghanistan, New York, U.S, France, Australia, United Kingdom, United States, The U.S, Europe
HONG KONG—China’s high-profile crackdowns on property developers, technology firms and other private enterprises are starting to weigh on business activity and add to financial risks in the country, raising the potential that Beijing’s campaigns could harm the broader economy. Over the past year, China has taken numerous regulatory actions, including fines and other penalties, affecting a range of industries as it tries to reduce inequality, rein in excessive debt and force businesses to hew more closely to the Communist Party line. Beijing officials signaled that the country’s strong recovery from Covid-19 provided a window of opportunity to act, enabling them to tackle social and economic imbalances without derailing its overall growth trajectory.
Organizations: Communist Party Locations: HONG KONG, China, Beijing, Covid
LOS ANGELES — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of Covid-19, a friend said Monday. Holliday, 61, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital, where he had been for more than a month, according to Robert Wollenweber, a longtime friend and former coworker. Holliday was awakened by a traffic stop outside his San Fernando Valley home on the night of March 3, 1991. He went outside to film it with his new video camera, catching the Los Angeles officers punching, kicking and using a stun gun on King, even after he was on the ground. More than 60 people died by shootings or other violence, mostly in South Los Angeles.
Persons: George Holliday, Rodney King, Holliday, Robert Wollenweber, Wollenweber, , King, ” King, , ” Holliday Organizations: ANGELES, Los, Associated Press,, Sony, New York Times, Times Locations: Angeles, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, South Los Angeles, South LA
Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday a second shot of its Covid-19 vaccine given about two months after the first increased its effectiveness to 94 percent in the United States against moderate to severe forms of the disease. Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsThe company has now "generated evidence that a booster shot further increases protection against Covid-19," Dr. Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, said in a statement Tuesday morning. People line up for Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Broadway Junction subway station in Brooklyn, N.Y., in May. Vaccine effectiveness in the real world study varied by age. For those under age 60, the vaccine was 86 percent effective at preventing hospitalization versus 78 percent for those 60 and older.
Persons: Johnson, Joe Biden, Dr, Paul Stoffels, J, Spencer Platt Organizations: NBC, Covid, Pfizer Inc, Biden, Johnson, Broadway, Getty, Pfizer, FDA, World Health Organization Locations: United States, Brooklyn, N.Y, Covid
“I had been working from home with my two toddlers for about a year with no child care,” Mrs. Hodgdon said of her decision. Then, Mrs. Haines, 33, felt her job was in jeopardy when her workplace faced financial constraints in 2020. In January, Mrs. Haines learned she would be among the first Americans with access to the vaccine given her work in healthcare. Back in Long Island, Mrs. Hodgdon more recently decided to go forward with a possible pregnancy. “That, to me, makes me feel like I shouldn’t have waited,” Mrs. Hodgdon said.
Persons: Kristyn Hodgdon, , Hodgdon, ” Kristyn Hodgdon, Adrienne Grunwald, shutdowns, ” — Kimberley Thornton, York Renee Haines, Haines, Mrs, Renee Haines, Dylan, Ellen Roadcap, Tomer Singer, he’s, , Kimberley Thornton, Jacob Reynolds, Arden Cartrette, Cartrette, Kerry Cartrette, Cameron, Whitney Wicker, Singer, , Erin Delmore Organizations: Wall, Reproductive Medicine, Shady, Shady Grove Fertility, New Locations: Long, York, Columbus , Ohio, Shady Grove, Manhattan, New York, Siler City, N.C
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