U.S. Markets close in 1 hr 26 mins
  • S&P 500

    3,672.70
    +51.07 (+1.41%)
     
  • Dow 30

    29,903.76
    +265.12 (+0.89%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    12,381.60
    +182.86 (+1.50%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    1,842.27
    +22.45 (+1.23%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    44.46
    -0.88 (-1.94%)
     
  • Gold

    1,817.40
    +36.50 (+2.05%)
     
  • Silver

    24.08
    +1.48 (+6.56%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.2053
    +0.0118 (+0.9883%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    0.9330
    +0.0890 (+10.55%)
     
  • Vix

    20.48
    -0.09 (-0.44%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3426
    +0.0095 (+0.7116%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    104.3790
    +0.0550 (+0.0527%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    18,928.42
    -471.35 (-2.43%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    371.92
    -7.94 (-2.09%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    6,384.73
    +118.54 (+1.89%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    26,787.54
    +353.92 (+1.34%)
     

Irish deputy PM says COVID-19 vaccinations may begin before April 2021

DUBLIN, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The Irish government expects to be able to begin to vaccinate vulnerable people against COVID-19 in first quarter or first half of 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Sunday.

"I'm increasingly optimistic, as is government, that we will see a vaccine approved in the next couple of months and that in the first half or first quarter of next year it'll be possible to start vaccinating those most at risk," Varadkar told RTE radio. (Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Andrew Heavens)