German Cases Jump; Macau Gaming Revenue Plunges: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — European regulators are set to start an accelerated review of AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 vaccine, even as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reported to have widened its investigation into a trial participant who fell ill.


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U.S. carriers American Airlines Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. will start laying off a combined 32,000 workers as they contend with the unprecedented collapse in travel demand. Macau gaming revenue showed a sixth straight month of declines of at least 90%, even after China relaxed travel and visa curbs.

German daily cases rose the most since April amid a resurgence of infections in Europe. Japan’s ruling party will consider additional economic stimulus to prop up the economy amid the pandemic.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases top 33.9 million; deaths exceed 1 millionEuropean regulators are said to speed review of AstraZeneca shot, U.S. widens probeJapan must put pandemic response

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Renovation of two tanks leads to jump in yield

The rejuvenation of waterbodies, taken up by the district administration exactly a year ago by involving government departments, non-governmental organisations and the public, has yielded good results as agriculture production has gone up substantially in all these areas.

This significant achievement has increased the area of cultivation under these waterbodies, thanks to the additional water stored in the renovated irrigation tanks. The most important feature is that these exercises did not cause any expense to the government as the public shared the entire cost.

The district administration, in association with Anna University, Chennai, designed a methodology in 2018 to restore the hitherto uncared for waterbodies with the active involvement of the locals for coordinated execution. The prime objective was to renovate the waterbodies with locals’ participation to ensure increased agriculture productivity.

The methodology was formulated by demarcating the river region and the responsibility was allocated to all the stakeholders.


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