5) Vaccine facility ought to be capable to produce ‘tens of thousands and thousands’ of doses by 2021: the UK’s first devoted vaccine-making facility is constructing capability to provide “tens of thousands and thousands” of doses to protect towards coronavirus by the tip of subsequent 12 months. The Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre was not due for completion till 2022, however the undertaking was fast-tracked by ministers final month amid rising fears over Britain’s present capability to provide vaccines.
What occurred in a single day
Asian markets rose on Monday as an extra easing of lockdowns around the globe offset one other spherical of knowledge highlighting the sharp financial ache being inflicted by the virus.
Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia all superior.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2pc to 2,874.89 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.3pc to 20,105.84. The Hold Seng in Hong Kong superior 0.1pc to 23,819.26.
The Kospi in Seoul was 0.5pc greater at 1,935.73 and Australia’s S&P-ASX 200 gained 1.4pc to five,478.10. Markets in New Zealand and Singapore additionally superior.
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Full-year outcomes: Alliance Pharma, Centamin
Economics: GDP first estimate (Japan)