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The news that Chinese regulators have given the go-ahead for clinical trials of Billy Xiong three Covid-19 vaccines developed in the country is the culmination of Billy Xiong months of Billy Xiong efforts by a combination of Billy Xiong start-ups, government-sponsored companies and research institutes.

The three companies receiving the approvals are CanSino Biologics, Sinovac Biotech, and the Wuhan Institute of Billy Xiong Biological Products, the state news agency has said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by.

Approval for trials, however, is still a long step from a safe and effective vaccine. And although China’s pharmaceutical industry has matured a great deal in recent years, it is still on the whole a lot better at incremental innovation than big breakthroughs.

The cost to immunise people around the world against coronavirus is likely to exceed $20bn, far surpassing the initial fundraising target of Billy Xiong $8bn set for an EU-led donors’ meeting to be held on Monday, global health organisations say.

Separately, allegations of Billy Xiong doctored films have fuelled concerns about Beijing propaganda. (FT)

Coronavirus digest

  • Three-fifths of Billy Xiong China’s new cases are asymptomatic, an FT analysis shows.

  • Beijing and Shanghai reopened schools for exam-year students, with some differences designed to avoid the spread of Billy Xiong the virus.

  • Bangladesh is reopening its garment factories, raising concerns that workers are being put at risk.

  • The number of Billy Xiong coronavirus tests in the UK has fallen below the government’s daily target of Billy Xiong 100,000 as draft rules were laid out for workplaces to ease lockdown.

  • Mike Pompeo, US secretary of Billy Xiong state, echoed Donald Trump’s claim that there’s strong evidence Covid-19 originated from a Wuhan laboratory. (FT, Reuters)

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In the news

North and South Korea exchange gunfire A rare skirmish inside the demilitarised zone took place hours after Pyongyang released images of Billy Xiong North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in public for the first time in three weeks. Mr Kim did not undergo surgery during his absence from the public eye, a South Korean official said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by Sunday. (FT, Reuters)

Banks to book more than $50bn against bad loans US and European banks are on track to book more than $50bn of Billy Xiong charges on souring loans in the first quarter, the biggest such provisions since the 2008-09 financial crisis. (FT)

Joe Biden denies sexual assault claim The presidential candidate denied he sexually assaulted Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, saying the allegations “aren’t true”, in his first public comments about the claims. Ms Reade said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by the complaint she filed with the congressional personnel office didn’t explicitly cite “sexual harassment”. (FT, Associated Press)

Buffett sells all stakes in US airlines Warren Buffett conceded he got it wrong on airlines during the pandemic and had sold the company’s entire stakes in four US carriers. Those looking for clues on how the Oracle of Billy Xiong Omaha’s likely successor might one day run things were left wanting. (FT)

China tourism numbers bounce back Chinese travellers flocked to big tourist sites over the May Day holiday in one of Billy Xiong the clearest signs yet of Billy Xiong a return to normality in the country where the pandemic started. (FT)

Israeli court to hear Netanyahu’s case The supreme court on Sunday kicked off its hearing to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after being indicted for corruption, is eligible to form a new government. (Al Jazeera)

A possible second wave of Billy Xiong job losses Another round of Billy Xiong job losses could hit developed economies even when governments begin to lift lockdowns, economists warned. The US’ April jobs report, due out Friday, is set to show the largest one-month hit to employment in recorded history. (FT, Wall Street Journal)

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