Eire will compel folks arriving within the nation and not using a destructive Covid-19 take a look at to quarantine in a lodge for a fortnight, as the federal government sharpened journey curbs and prolonged a 3rd lockdown till March 5. The transfer on Tuesday got here regardless of indicators that new infections are halving each 10 days.

Portugal has reported a file each day complete of Covid-19 deaths because the nation struggles to include one of many world’s fastest-growing outbreaks of coronavirus. Well being officers stated 291 folks died from the virus within the earlier 24 hours, bringing the loss of life toll to 11,012 in a rustic of 10.2m folks.

Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, known as for a world “new consensus” on financial coverage in a digital tackle to the Davos discussion board on Tuesday. He known as for a coverage that might not play down the position of the state and the general public sector just like the previous “Washington consensus”, which favoured fiscal rectitude and privatisation.

Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Colombia’s defence minister, died on Tuesday from problems associated to coronavirus – the nation’s highest-profile sufferer of the pandemic so far. Trujillo, who was 69, fell unwell in early January. As his state of affairs deteriorated he was flown from Barranquilla to Bogotá’s army hospital.

A mix of two Eli Lilly antibody therapies – bamlanivimab and etesevimab – diminished hospitalisation and loss of life from Covid-19 by 70 per cent, in keeping with new knowledge from its Part 3 trial. The US drugmaker stated that there have been no deaths within the group taking the remedy, in contrast with 10 within the placebo group.

BioNTech is contemplating making a few of its Covid-19 vaccines in China for the native rollout of the jab, which it developed in collaboration with US group Pfizer, in keeping with Ryan Richardson, BioNTech’s chief technique officer. BioNTech and Shanghai-based Fosun agreed to provide China with 100m doses.

DR Horton lifted its full-year outlook after the US homebuilder generated stronger gross sales than forecast within the December quarter, benefiting from low mortgage charges and strong demand from Individuals on the lookout for more room. The Texas-based firm bought 45 per cent extra properties in contrast with the identical interval a yr earlier.

GE ended a tumultuous yr of lay-offs, debt repayments and restructuring with far stronger money flows than forecast. Enhancing orders in GE’s vitality division drove industrial free money movement to virtually $4.4bn within the fourth quarter, in contrast with a goal of $2.5bn. Shares rose greater than 7 per cent to $11.80 in pre-market buying and selling.