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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