Hong Kong, Macau vaccine news contributing to risk sliding further in Asia

The news re Hong Kong and Macau temporarily suspending Covid19 vaccines manufactured by BioNTech because of a packaging defect is here from earlier:

The suspension of use of the Fosun/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine is due to a defect in the caps of some vials.

The news is adding further to the pessimism across risk markets, and slides continue after the overnight drop in Europe/US trading. 

Regional stocks here are looking sad indeed:

Japan

  • Topix down 2.2%
  • Nikkei down 1.8%

China’s Shanghai Comp is -1%

AUD, NZD are both soft (and pretty much on their session lows) as is cable and CAD, 

The news re Hong Kong and Macau temporarily suspending Covid19 vaccines manufactured by BioNTech because of a packaging defect is here from earlier:

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