Coronavirus latest: US smashes daily infection record with more than 200,000 cases

The S&P 500 endured a late-afternoon sell-off on Thursday, after records arised that Pfizer had actually halved the variety of Covid-19 vaccinations it anticipates to deliver this year as a result of provide chain problems.

Southwest Airlines advised greater than 6,800 workers that they can be furloughed following springtime — possibly the initial task losses in the airline company’s background.

New movies from AT&T’s Warner Bros will certainly debut both online and also in movie theaters following year, as Hollywood supports for the possibility that in-person presence will certainly stay minimal due to the pandemic.

Greece will certainly maintain lockdown steps in position for an added week complying with a slower than forecasted decrease in Covid-19 situations in the north city of Thessaloniki and also its surrounding areas. The four-week lockdown, which resulted from be raised on Monday, will certainly be prolonged till December 14.

Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s president, forecasts the very early vaccinations will certainly have “significant impact”, also if it takes several months of shot to accomplish herd resistance. Mr Bourla claimed that by prioritising extra prone populaces, the injection can make a damage in hospitalisations from the beginning.

France will certainly immunize 1m especially prone individuals versus coronavirus in January, specifically those in old individuals’s residences, with a more 14m being immunized in February et cetera of the populace in the springtime, Prime Minister Jean Castex claimed.

North Carolina and also Indiana on Thursday reported their greatest one-day dives in situations considering that the begin of the pandemic, while Arizona had its second-biggest day on document. The 3 states stand for a fairly wide geographical cross-section of the nation and also mirror the total pattern throughout the United States.

Senior execs and also City dealmakers getting in the UK will certainly be excluded from needing to quarantine under brand-new propositions. The exception would certainly indicate that execs from huge business would certainly not require to self-isolate or take an examination if they are associated with high-value bargains which supply a “significant economic return to the UK”.

Senate bulk leader Mitch McConnell stated that concession was “in reach” on a bipartisan Covid-19 alleviation plan, enhancing hopes that Washington might lastly pass some follow-up stimulation plan in the last weeks of the Trump management.

Dharampal Gulati, India’s “spice king”, has passed away of a heart attack 3 weeks after examining favorable for coronavirus. The proprietor of Mahashian Di Hatti remained in a health center in Delhi and also passed away on Thursday, aged 97.

The Premier League has actually finished up arrangements to offer a £250m rescue plan for English Football League clubs battling to make it through without followers at suits for a lot of the year. Shareholders in football’s most profitable residential organization accepted offer £50m in gives for League One and also Two clubs.