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Coronavirus newest: Indian state of Maharashtra imposes lockdown to finish of April as new instances surge


US states are providing residents different Covid-19 vaccines after federal well being companies known as for a pause within the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Authorities introduced on Monday they have been recommending a halt to make use of of the J&J jab, citing six instances of extreme blood clotting. 

Turkey will resume “partial closures” by limiting journey and lengthening a curfew in an effort to curb a document variety of Covid-19 instances, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned extra extreme restrictions are in retailer if the outbreak just isn’t contained.

The commerce of stay wild mammals in markets ought to be suspended, the World Well being Group and UN Surroundings Programme stated. The commerce offers the chance for animal infections, together with coronaviruses, to “transmit to new hosts, together with people”.

The US shopper worth index rose by probably the most in practically 9 years in March, spurred by pent-up demand and rising petrol costs. CPI rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 per cent final month in contrast with February, the quickest tempo since August 2012.

A shopper carries a Louis Vuitton bag in central London
A consumer carries a Louis Vuitton bag in central London © Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

LVMH has delivered forecast-beating first-quarter gross sales pushed by US and Chinese language customers flocking to manufacturers reminiscent of Louis Vuitton and Dior. LVMH reported gross sales of €13.96bn within the first quarter, up 30 per cent from the identical interval a 12 months in the past. 

American Airways stated it could report a internet lack of as much as $1.3bn within the first quarter of 2021, on income that continues to be dramatically decrease than two years in the past. Capability shrank 43 per cent in contrast with the primary quarter of 2019, however income was down 62 per cent.

Gilead has stopped its late-stage trial of antiviral drug remdesivir, saying multiple-day intravenous therapy is now not a precedence for non-hospitalised coronavirus sufferers. As soon as hailed as a marvel drug, its efficacy was disputed by the World Well being Group.

Supply group Simply Eat Takeaway.com reported a 79 per cent rise in first-quarter orders, main its shares to climb practically 3 per cent in Amsterdam. Simply Eat processed about 200m orders within the first three months of this 12 months. London posted triple-digit order development.