Market inches up at noon

DESPITE the deepening COVID-19 pandemic, the ASX made steady gains by noon, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 108.9 points or 2.25% to 4951.3 points.

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Some energy companies rise with the tide

 
The All Ords were on a similar trajectory, gaining 98 points, or 2% to 4927 points. 
 
Energy inched up by 29 points or 0.49%, off the back of rises in some the majors.