Transpicuous News: March 20 2020, UPDATES

Daily updates on CV News, globally

 

UK: Coronavirus: Urgent appeal for Brits to work on farms

HEALTH: COVID-19 study: blood type O are more resistant, type A are more susceptible to infection

USA: Individuals would receive $1,200, couples $2,400 in proposed coronavirus aid package

Monaco: Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive for coronavirus, palace says

USA: U.S. Orders Up To A Yearlong Break On Mortgage Payments

Turkey: Erdogan orders all events in Turkey postponed until end-April

Germany to block foreign takeovers, protect domestic companies – top politicians

Jordan announces lockdown from Saturday,

Sri Lanka imposes weekend curfew

Austria: ‘Hold tight’: Chancellor Kurz says Austria will extend coronavirus restrictions until mid-April

France is only at start of coronavirus crisis, President Macron warns

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 must be postponed, senior Japanese Olympic Committee member says

India’s Modi asks citizens to impose ‘self-curfew’ on March 22 to curb spread of virus

Swiss govt bans gatherings of more than FIVE people as Covid-19 infects nearly 1,000 in 24hrs

Germany seizes medical supplies headed to Switzerland as Europe scrounges for resources to fight coronavirus

New York USA:”This Could Go On For Months” – Cuomo Closes All ‘Nonessential’ Businesses, Orders “100%” Of Workers To Stay Home: Live Updates

FINANCE: The Crash Of 2020 Is Now Worse Than The Great Depression

France: Martial Law: Citizens Forced To Fill Out Form Every Time They Leave Home

UK: Live UK PM Johnson: Bars, pubs, restaurants to close

UK: chancellor says Britain will be helping pay wages for the first time in its history

UK: Schools will close today to everyone except vulnerable children, and those with a parent identified as a key worker

UK: More than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales have been asked to return to work in the NHS to help tackle the outbreak

Canada to turn asylum seekers away at border

USA & Mexico: Coronavirus: Trump announces Mexico border closure

Indonesia: Jakarta declares emergency over coronavirus

  • Argentina‘s lockdown began at midnight with people now only permitted to leave their houses to do grocery shopping
  • Chile‘s Congress has decided to postpone for six months a referendum on whether to rewrite the country’s constitution. The vote was going to take place on 26 April, but more than 300 coronavirus have been confirmed in the country, the second-largest regional figure
  • No-one is allowed to leave or enter Easter Island for the next two weeks in a bid to protect the remote Pacific outpost, its Chilean authorities said
  • Brazil‘s Rio de Janeiro state is barring people from its beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema while states and cities across the country have imposed other restrictions
  • Colombia‘s capital, Bogota, is trialling quarantine plans before possible enforcement, with various cities already under night curfews
  • A plane sent to Ecuador to pick up stranded tourists was prevented from landing at an airport in Guayaquil because the local mayor did not want the Spanish crew to disembark. The plane was later permitted to land in the capital, Quito

Malaysia:  Army to help enforce lockdown

Australia’s ban for all non-residents to enter the country has just come into effect (10:00 GMT).

Canada:Irregular migrants to be turned away at Canadian border, Trudeau says (including Americans)

Canada: Trudeau unveils new measures to mobilize industry in COVID-19 fight, bring Canadians home

Interpol: 121 arrests made over counterfeit COVID-19 supplies, medications

Canada: Ontario launches online learning for students at home during COVID-19 pandemic

FINANCE: Junk bond default rate to triple within 12 months, S&P says

USA: Trump temporarily suspends federal student loans, standardized testing requirements

USA: U.S. tax filing day moved from April 15 to July 15

India closing airports for ALL International Flights w.e.f. March 22, 2020

UK food supply at full capacity thanks to ‘no deal’ Brexit planning

 

 

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