Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that New York City is suing Big Oil. The Democrat said the city will take BP, Exxon, Shell and the American Petroleum Institute to court over violations of the city's consumer protection law. (April 22)
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that New York City is suing Big Oil. The Democrat said the city will take BP, Exxon, Shell and the American Petroleum Institute to court over violations of the city's consumer protection law. (April 22)
Calls grew for India to impose a nationwide lockdown as new coronavirus cases and deaths held close to record highs on Monday, increasing pressure on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India's tally of infections now stands at 22.66 million, with 246,116 deaths. As many hospitals grapple with an acute shortage of oxygen and beds while morgues and crematoriums overflow, experts have said India's actual figures could be far higher than reported.
Global Mercy Passes Sea Trials. Mercy Ships has reached a milestone for launching the largest civilian hospital ship to sub-Saharan Africa.
Saint-Herblain (France), May 10, 2021 – Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need, announced today that the underwriters of its global offering of an aggregate of 7,082,762 new ordinary shares, consisting of a public offering of 2,318,881 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing two ordinary shares (the “U.S. Offering”), and a concurrent private placement of 2,445,000 ordinary shares in Europe (including in France) and other countries outside of the United States (the “European Private Placement”, and, together with the U.S. Offering, the “Global Offering”), have exercised in full their option to purchase up to 1,062,414 additional new ordinary shares in the form of 531,207 ADSs. The additional ADSs will be delivered concurrently with the closing of the Global Offering. As a result, the total number of Valneva's ordinary shares (including in the form of ADSs) issued in the Global Offering amounts to 8,145,176 ordinary shares, including 5,700,176 ordinary shares represented by 2,850,088 ADSs, each representing two ordinary shares, bringing the gross proceeds of the Global Offering to approximately $107.6 million (€89.6 million). Goldman Sachs, acting as the stabilizing agent on its own behalf and on behalf of the other underwriters, reported that no stabilization activities had been carried out and the stabilization period is now closed. The Company has filed a registration statement, including a prospectus, relating to these securities with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which was declared effective by the SEC on May 5, 2021. The offering was made by means of a prospectus and copies of the prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the Global Offering may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, e-mail: email@example.com or Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at +1 877 821 7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com. About Valneva SE Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19. 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However, there can be no assurance that the estimates contained in such forward-looking statements will be verified, which estimates are subject to numerous risks including the risks set forth in section 1.5 of the universal registration document of the Company registered with the AMF under number D.21-0286 on April 9, 2021 (copies of which are available on the Company’s website) and to the development of economic conditions, financial markets and the markets in which the Company operates. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to risks not yet known to the Company or not currently considered material by the Company. The occurrence of all or part of such risks could cause actual results, financial conditions, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from such forward-looking statements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction. The registration statement can be accessed by the public on the website of the SEC. This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017, as amended (the “Prospectus Regulation”). In France, the European Private Placement described above will take place solely as a placement to the benefit of categories of persons, in accordance with Article L. 225-138 of the “Code de commerce” and applicable regulations. The European Private Placement is reserved, in Europe (including in France), to "qualified investors", as that term is defined in Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation. In relation to each member state of the European Economic Area other than France (each, a “Relevant Member State”), an offer of the securities referred to herein is not being made and will not be made to the public in that Relevant Member State, other than: (i) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Regulation; (ii) to fewer than 150 natural or legal persons per relevant member state; or (iii) in any other circumstances falling within Article 1(4) of the Prospectus Regulation; provided that no such offer of the securities referred to herein shall require the Company to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation. For the purposes of the above, the expression an “offer to the public” in any Relevant Member State shall have the meaning ascribed to it in article 2(d) of the Prospectus Regulation. This communication is being distributed only to, and is directed only at (a) persons outside the United Kingdom, (b) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"), and (c) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this communication or any of its contents. 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Regulated informationNazareth (Belgium)/Rotterdam (The Netherlands), 10 May 2021 Disclosure of received notification of Templeton Investment Counsel Pursuant to the Belgian law of 2 May 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies, Fagron received a notification of Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC. Notification of Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC On 4 May 2021, Fagron received a notification that the shareholding of Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC had fallen below the disclosure threshold of 3% (the lowest threshold) on 3 May as the result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights.The notification is made by a ‘person that notifies alone’.On 3 May 2021, Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC held a total of 2,121,981 voting rights. Based on the denominator of 72,477,654 (total number of voting rights), Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC held on 3 May 2.93% of the total number of voting rights.Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Templeton Worldwide Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc.The notification of Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC can be viewed on investors.fagron.com via this link. In the event of differences between the English translation and the Dutch original of this press release, the latter prevails. For more informationConstantijn van RietschotenChief Communications OfficerTel. +31 6 53 69 15 email@example.com Please open the link below for the press release:Disclosure of received notification of Templeton Investment Counsel
Terranet har växlat upp med ett nytt tempo i produktutvecklingen av VoxelFlow genom att nyligen ha undertecknat strategiska samarbetsavtal med Prophesee, Sensor Cortek och Summer Robotics. Samtliga tre är branschspecialister inom algoritmutveckling, kamerahårdvara, robotautomation och bildanalys. Dessa ingångna samarbetsavtal tillsammans med den nyligen aviserade investeringen i Holoride (med Audi som huvudägare) samt deltagandet tidigare i år i Startup Autobahn (inkubatorn som drivs av Mercedes Benz) visar på både efterfrågan och intresset för VoxelFlowsensorn. Med ny banbrytande teknologi och potential att bli en global marknadsledare som helt förändrar spelplanen och utmanar bilindustrin är det viktigt att kontinuerligt utvärdera, identifiera och säkerställa flera kommersiella inriktningar så tidigt som möjligt. Inte minst viktigt är det att bygga upp ett ekosystem med biltillverkare och underleverantörer och att driva detta utifrån en väldefinierad roadmap, partnerskapsstrategi och outsourcingmodell. Allt i syfte att kostnadseffektivt optimera utvecklingen med inhyrda experter inom bl a 3D-visualisering, mjukvaruanpassning av laserscanner, kamerahårdvara och system-on-chip-integration. Sensor Cortek, Prophesee och Summer Robotics är några sådana strategiskt viktiga underleverantörer. VoxelFlow är en sensor med en implementation som i första hand bygger på objektidentifikation och kollisionsvarning. Det primära tillämpningsområdet för VoxelFlow är avancerat förarstöd. VoxelFlows förmåga att blixtsnabbt scanna av ett område framför bilen, gör den till en säkerhetskritisk applikation inom både automatiserad körning, navigations- och automatiska bromssystem samt industriell robotautomation. Dessa tre samarbeten förstärker väsentligt vår operativa kapacitet att adressera vårt fokusområde inom avancerat förarstöd (ADAS) samt att vidga tillämpningsområdet i den vidare industrialiseringen, standardiseringen och kommersialiseringen av VoxelFlow, säger bolagets VD Pär-Olof Johannesson. Om Terranet Terranet utvecklar mjukvara för radiobaserade lösningar och tredimensionell bildanalys för avancerat förarstöd och självkörande fordon (ADAS och AD). I linje med Sveriges historia när det gäller att föra innovativa säkerhetsåtgärder till bilindustrin, är Terranet banbrytande genom sin säkerhetsteknik VoxelFlow™ för ADAS- och AD-industrier med sitt huvudkontor i Lund, Sverige och dess kontor i Kiev, Ukraina och i Stuttgart, Tyskland. TerraNet Holding AB (publ) är noterat på Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (Nasdaq: TERRNT-B.ST). Se mer information på www.terranet.se Du kan nu prenumerera på TerraNets nyhetsbrev, registrera dig på www.terranet.se/for-investerare/. PropheseeProphesee har utvecklat världens mest avancerade bildanalys inom neuromorf databehandling baserad på eventkameraoptik och maskininlärning. Tekniken bygger på artificiell intelligence (AI) med databehandling av oändliga integrationssystem och neurobiologiska arkitekturer. Denna uppfinning har gjort att man kan dimensionera analoga och digitala IC-kretsar och en ny extremt snabb eventkameraoptik som kräver mindre beräkningskraft. Prophesee har en patenterad sensoralgoritm (Metavision) som kan imitera det mänskliga ögat och hjärnan vilket gör att den lämpar sig särskilt väl för autonoma fordonssystem och industriell automation, virtual och augmented reality (AR och VR) samt säkerhetskritiska system. Bolaget finns i Paris, Grenoble, Shanghai, Tokyo och Silicon Valley. De har ett 100-tal ingenjörer och ett 50-tal patent. De ägs av bl a Sony, Intel Capital, Bosch Ventures, Supernova Invest och Europeiska Investeringsbanken, iBionext och 360 Capital Partners. www.prophesee.ai Sensor CortekSensor Cortek utvecklar AI-baserad bildanalys för en rad olika applikationer inom maskininlärning. De är specialister inom mjukvara för inbäddade system inom sensorfusion för produktionsanpassad hårdvara. I deras referenslista ingår högprofilerade industriella projekt inom konstruktion, beräkning, programmering, datamodellering och simulering, test och validering. Sensor Cortek har sin bas i Ottawa, Kanada. www.sensorcortek.ai
When much of the global economy locked down last year, insurers, facing estimated losses of more than $100 billion globally, reached straight for their red pens to strike pandemic cover from all new business policies. Denis Kessler, chairman and CEO of French reinsurer SCOR, summed it up when he told a recent conference that pandemic risk was like war. U.S. company SpottedRisk has devised a model built on years of data on the political and economic environment of film locations in 150 countries, as well as a year's COVID-19 shutdown data, to come up with a pricing mechanism to cover the risk of production stopping due to the pandemic.
The lost baby whale must have swum all the way through central London
London's River Thames had an unusual visitor on Sunday - a small whale stranded in the southwest of the city. Media reports say that the whale, believed to be a minke, was first noticed on Sunday evening at Richmond Lock and Weir. Video posted on social media showed a man dousing the whale with water before a team of rescuers arrived by boat. Local media reported that the rescuers worked into the night to free the animal. The BBC said that the whale was successfully moved to a safer location after nearly four hours. It also reported that the animal will be assessed by a vet to check it is healthy enough to be released.
Cancer-causing firefighting chemicals have been found in endangered Australian sea lion and fur seal pups, sparking fears the contaminants could decimate populations further.The new research, which is part of a long-term health study of the species in Australia, identified per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in animals at multiple colonies in Victoria and South Australia.
Lochem, 10 May 2021 Update share buy-back programme ForFarmers ForFarmers N.V. (ForFarmers) has repurchased 68,307 shares in the period from 3 May 2021 through 7 May 2021. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €5.40 per share, for a total amount of €369,013. These repurchases were made in accordance with the authorisation granted by the ForFarmers Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 23 April 2021 to buy back shares. This decision was published the same day, and it was announced that the share buy-back programme would start on 28 April 2021. The total number of shares that has been repurchased to date according to this programme is 101,014 shares, for a total amount of €551,684. More information about the share buy-back programme is available on the ForFarmers website www.forfarmersgroup.eu/en. This press release contains information that qualifies as inside information in the sense of Article 7 paragraph 1 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation. Download the weekly report regarding progress of share buy-back programme (including the individual transactions). Note to the editor / For additional information: Caroline Vogelzang, Director Investor RelationsT: 0031 573 288 194 M: 0031 6 10 94 91 61E: firstname.lastname@example.org About ForFarmers N.V. ForFarmers N.V. is an international organisation that offers complete and innovative feed solutions for livestock farming. With its “For the Future of Farming” mission, ForFarmers is committed to the continuity of farming and further sustainalising the agricultural sector. ForFarmers is the market leader in Europe with annual sales of approximately 10 million tonnes of animal feed. The company is operating in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the United Kingdom. ForFarmers has approximately 2,500 employees. In 2020, the turnover amounted to approximately € 2.4 billion. ForFarmers N.V. is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. ForFarmers N.V., P.O. Box 91, 7240 AB Lochem, T: +31 (0)573 28 88 00, F: +31 (0)573 28 88 99, email@example.com, www.forfarmersgroup.eu FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThis press release contains forward-looking statements, including those relating to ForFarmers legal obligations in terms of capital and liquidity positions in certain specified scenarios. In addition, forward-looking statements, without limitation, may include such phrases as “intends to”, "expects“, “takes into account”, "is aimed at“, ''plans to”, "estimated" and words with a similar meaning. These statements pertain to or may affect matters in the future, such as ForFarmers future financial results, business plans and current strategies. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, which may mean that there could be material differences between actual results and performance and expected future results or performances that are implicitly or explicitly included in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may result in variations on the current expectations or may contribute to the same include but are not limited to: developments in legislation, technology, jurisprudence and regulations, share price fluctuations, legal procedures, investigations by regulatory bodies, the competitive landscape and general economic conditions. These and other factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect any forward-looking statements or the actual results of ForFarmers, are discussed in the last published annual report. The forward-looking statements in this press release are only statements as of the date of this document and ForFarmers accepts no obligation or responsibility with respect to any changes made to the forward-looking statements contained in this document, regardless of whether these pertain to new information, future events or otherwise, unless ForFarmers is legally obliged to do so.
How much an Olympic silver medallist and his younger brother knew about a $200 million cocaine-smuggling plot is central to the sentence they should receive, a court has heard.World champion kayaker Nathan Jon Baggaley and his brother Dru Anthony Baggaley were found guilty last month of trying to import 650kg of cocaine into Australia.
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BHP and Rio Tinto shares hit record prices and helped the Australian market climb to be 30 points from its record high.BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals were thriving on the soaring price of iron ore, which continued to climb higher than $US200 per tonne.
(Bloomberg) -- Most Asian stocks and U.S. equity futures climbed Monday after the S&P 500 Index hit a record on weak jobs data that added to the case for ongoing stimulus. Gasoline and crude oil rose after a cyberattack forced the closure of a key U.S. pipeline.The materials sector led gains in an Asia-Pacific share index as commodities advanced. Australian stocks are on track to close at an all-time high, while Hong Kong underperformed. Gasoline jumped as much as 4.2% to a three-year high before paring the increase, with U.S. operator Colonial Pipeline providing no timeline for a restart following a shutdown late Friday due to a ransomware attack.Iron ore futures in Singapore surged on strong demand from China. A “Goldilocks scenario” seems to be transpiring for commodities as the global recovery from the pandemic progresses, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.The dollar trimmed losses after tumbling Friday, while the pound jumped to a 10-week high after results showed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party made strides in local elections. Treasury yields edged up toward 1.60% as traders brace for a busy week of auctions.The energy price surge is adding to the inflation debate ahead of a U.S. CPI report this week that is forecast to show prices rising further in April. Investors will also parse comments from a series of Federal Reserve speakers for guidance on their thinking about the path of growth and policy following some softer-than-anticipated U.S. economic data.“At the moment the view is very much that inflation is transitory,” Mo Apabhai, head of Asia trading strategy at Citigroup Global Markets, said on Bloomberg Television. “At the end of the day the disinflationary forces are still very strong in the economy.”U.S. jobs rose by 266,000 in April, trailing the projected one million jump, and suggesting that the Fed may hold its accommodative stance for even longer. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the report “underscores the long-haul climb back to recovery,” while reiterating her expectation for a return to full employment next year.The MLIV Question of the Day: How Could Highest CPI in Decade Hit Assets?Here are some key events to watch this week:A range of Fed speakers are due this week, including Chicago Fed President Charles Evans on the economic outlook Monday and U.S. Fed Governor Lael Brainard on Tuesday, among othersChinese inflation data are due TuesdayOPEC monthly Oil Market Report is published with global demand forecasts and production estimates TuesdayU.S. CPI report Wednesday is forecast to show prices continued to increase in AprilBank of England Governor Andrew Bailey speaks WednesdayThese are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures rose 0.2% as of 1:31 p.m. in Tokyo. The S&P 500 added 0.7%Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.1%. The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.8%Japan’s Topix index advanced 1%Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 1%South Korea’s Kospi index added 1.5%Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 0.3%China’s Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1%Euro Stoxx 50 futures rose 0.4%CurrenciesThe yen fell 0.2% to 108.86 per dollarThe offshore yuan lost 0.1% to 6.4252 per dollarThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index edged up 0.1% after falling 0.7% FridayThe euro was at $1.2155The pound rose 0.3% to $1.4022BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose about one basis point 1.59%Australia’s 10-year bond yield rose three basis points to 1.71%CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude increased 0.5% to $65.23 a barrelGold was at $1,833.93 an ounce, up 0.2%For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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Health authorities are warning Victorian women to be on alert for symptoms after 16 developed a rare form of cancer from breast implants.The cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) have been linked to the use of "textured" implants in cosmetic and clinical surgeries as far back as 2004.
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(Bloomberg) -- India’s capital New Delhi extended its lockdown for another week and adopted stricter controls. Singapore will test thousands of people as the number of infections continued to rise.Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. will set up a joint venture with BioNTech SE to produce the latter’s mRNA Covid-19 vaccine in China, a sign that the highly effective inoculation is moving closer to getting approved for general use in the country.U.S. deaths from Covid-19 have been undercounted, President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser said, with the nationwide toll approaching 582,000. New cases in the U.S. dropped over the past week to the slowest pace since the end of September. Hospitalizations dipped to a seven-month low.Key DevelopmentsGlobal Tracker: Cases total 157.9 million; deaths exceed 3.28 millionVaccine Tracker: More than 1.29 billion doses have been givenCDC limits reviews of vaccinated but infected, spurring concernsUnused shots pile up as mistrust blights Hong Kong vaccine driveTens of millions plunge into poverty in Covid-ravaged IndiaTokyo gives a taste of what Covid era Olympic games will be likeSubscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on cases and deaths.India Daily Death Tolls Dip Slightly (12:18 p.m.)India added 366,161 more cases Monday, lower than the 400,000-odd numbers it reported Sunday. Numbers on Monday typically tend to be lower than usual because of a dip in testing across the country during the weekend. The data tends to rebound starting Wednesday. India also reported 3,754 deaths Monday, taking the total death toll in the country to 246,116.More than two thirds of states are shut if assessed by their contribution to national output, analysts at Jefferies calculated last week. Tamil Nadu, which houses foreign manufacturers including BMW and Dell, will also close from Monday, while Delhi extended its lockdown for another week. The restrictions had been set to end Monday after being extended several times already.Singapore to Widen Testing (11:20 a.m. HK)Singapore will test thousands of people for Covid-19 as the number of infections unlinked to current virus clusters continued to rise over the weekend. An additional 10 Covid-19 cases were reported by the country’s health ministry late on Sunday. Separately, four individuals are connected to an earlier cluster at Changi Airport and three are related to the cluster at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.Read more here.IOC President to Visit Japan (10:47 a.m. HK)The International Olympic Committee is making arrangements for President Thomas Bach to travel to Japan in June, FNN reported, without saying where it got the information. Bach’s visit scheduled for May 17 has been canceled as a result of the extension of a state emergency covering Tokyo and other areas where the coronavirus outbreak is spreading.BioNTech’s China Venture (9:01 a.m. HK)Shanghai Fosun said on Sunday it will set up a 50:50 joint venture with BioNTech to produce mRNA Covid-19 vaccine in China. Both companies have committed up to $100 million investment through cash, production facilities and technologies. Fosun will set up a production facility capable of making 1 billion doses of the vaccine, according to the company’s filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange.The Shanghai-based drug company struck a deal in March 2020 to license and develop the Covid shot in the Greater China region that includes Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, while Pfizer Inc. later agreed to co-develop and commercialize it in the rest of the world. The vaccine is now being reviewed by Chinese drug regulator. Fosun Pharmaceutical shares rose as much as 23% in Hong Kong.Vietnam PM Issues Warning (8:58 a.m. HK)Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh warned the nation could face political instability if the current coronavirus outbreak spreads nationwide, according to a post on the government’s website. Vietnam reported 78 new domestic virus patients this morning, and 411 since the latest outbreak began April 27. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have shut most schools. In both the capital and Ho Chi Minh City, cinemas, gyms and spas have been shuttered. Other areas of the nation have put in place similar restrictions.China Airlines to Reduce Cargo Flights (8:15 a.m. HK)The Taiwanese carrier will temporarily reduce cargo flights to deal with pilot shortage after one-sixth of its pilots got sidelined due to quarantine measures, the Central News Agency reported. The airline will cut its cargo flights globally and half of its cargo flight services to the U.S., Apple Daily reported on Saturday, without saying where it got the information. Around 200 pilots are unable to fly as a precaution after 12 pilots were confirmed to have Covid-19 since April 20.Virus Causing Spread of Fungal Infection (8:05 a.m. HK)Coronavirus is causing the spread of a deadly fungal infection called mucormycosis across the western state of Maharashtra, the Times of India reported. Hospitals in Mumbai, which are treating dozens of such patients, are facing a shortage of anti-fungal medicines. The infection can also lead to blindness. The fungal infection usually sets in two to three weeks after treatment for covid and was mostly found in patients who already suffer from diabetes and then got affected by Covid-19.Bolsonaro Leads Mother’s Day Parade Maskless (7:02 a.m. HK)A maskless President Jair Bolsonaro led a Mother’s Day motorcycle parade on Sunday as Brazil added almost 39,000 Covid-19 cases. Deaths increased by 1,024 to 422,340 in the latest daily count, according to Health Ministry data.The ministry will begin distributing 1.12 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Monday. The latest batch brings Brazil’s distribution to about 75.4 million doses and more than 46.8 million shots administered.England Set to Allow Indoor Mixing (5:56 p.m. NY)Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the next stage of lockdown easing in England will go ahead on May 17 as planned, as the Covid-19 infection rate reaches its lowest level since September.People will be allowed to stay overnight with friends or relations, and indoor hospitality will be reopened. The government said last week limited international travel will also resume then.U.S. Hospitalizations Reach Seven-Month Low (3:15 p.m. NY)The share of U.S. hospital beds occupied by Covid-19 patients fell to 5.37%, the lowest since Oct. 5, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.Michigan had the biggest percentage of beds occupied by Covid patients at 13.3% followed by Maryland at 10.8%, according to the latest HHS data, which reflect the situation on Thursday. Florida had 3,504 hospitalized Covid patients, the most of any state, followed by Texas with 3,080.L.A. to Offer Appointment-Free Vaccinations (2:30 p.m. NY)Los Angeles will offer appointment-free vaccinations at all sites starting Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti said, in an effort to “knock down barriers to vaccine access.” The city is expecting to administer more than a quarter million shots for a second straight week.Iran Sets Vaccination Goal (12:57 p.m. NY)President Hassan Rouhani said some 13 million people in Iran, about 15% of the population, will be vaccinated against the coronavirus by July 22, as the country tries to combat the Middle East’s worst outbreak.Rouhani said he expects all people in high-risk groups to receive at least their first dose by that date, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported, adding that two domestically developed shots will be ready for mass use by June.Third of U.K. Adults Fully Vaccinated (12:34 p.m.)More than a third of the United Kingdom’s adult population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and two-thirds of adults have received a first shot. The U.K. has now administered more than 53 million doses of coronavirus vaccines. The success of the vaccine rollout, coupled with strict lockdown measures that are now being eased, has led to a plunge in new cases and deaths. Health authorities on Sunday reported just two daily deaths from the virus in all of the U.K.Spain Celebrates (11:03 a.m. NY)Spaniards broke out in spontaneous celebration at midnight, after a national state of emergency that included curfews from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. in most of Spain ended at midnight. In the capital of Madrid alone, the police intervened in more than 450 incidents, the Associated Press reported, as hundreds of people, mostly youth, took to the main plazas and streets in several large cities.“Freedom doesn’t involve holding booze parties in the street because street drinking is not allowed in the city of Madrid,” Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida said Sunday.Restrictions were eased on restaurants, travel between regions, and on social gatherings.Fauci Says U.S. Deaths Undercounted (10 a.m. NY)There’s “no doubt” the U.S. has undercounted its number of deaths from Covid-19, which now stand at over 581,000, President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser said.But Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that a University of Washington analysis published May 6 that the true toll is probably over 900,000 is “a bit more than I would have thought.”U.S. Adds Fewer Than 35,000 Cases (8 a.m. NY)The U.S. added fewer than 35,000 cases on Saturday, sending the seven-day rolling average of new infections to the lowest since the end of September. While reporting often lags on weekends, the data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg is the latest sign that the pandemic in America is easing.Another 625 people nationwide died of Covid-19, bringing the toll to more than 581,000 since the outbreak began. Detroit and New York City had the most deaths per capita among major metro areas in the week through Wednesday, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report dated May 6.EU Hasn’t Renewed Astra Contract (7:15 a.m. NY)The European Union hasn’t renewed its contract for vaccines from AstraZeneca Plc, Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton said Sunday on France Inter radio.The bloc started legal proceedings against the company over shortfalls last month. Breton also said the region is pushing for the establishment of vaccine factories in Africa, which is just as important as the question of intellectual property protections covering the technology.India Death Toll Stays Above 4,000 (4:20 p.m. HK)India reported more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths for a second day Sunday as the nation battled the world’s worst outbreak of the virus. The country on Sunday recorded 4,092 fatalities and found 403,736 new cases, withFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.