China cases jumped the most in almost two months as Beijing shut a major food market and nearby housing districts amid fears of a resurgence of the coronavirus.
The International Monetary Fund expects to further revise down its forecast for the global economy this year. U.S. cases rose at the fastest pace in two weeks while Brazil’s infections increased 2.6% and deaths climbed 2.1%.
AstraZeneca Plc pledged 400 million doses of Oxford University’s vaccine at no profit. Pfizer’s CEO expects a vaccine by October. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. has a deal with Gilead Sciences Inc. for Remdesivir. and