Transpicuous News March 24 2020

COVID19 Global updates for March 24 2020

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

HEALTH-UK: Status of COVID-19- As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

UK/Malasia: British tourists in Malaysia ordered to return home

FINANCE: Scale of current economic downturn unprecedented since 1929 Great Depression, French economy minister says

UK locks down 66m people to slow spread of coronavirus

China: Beijing to quarantine & test ALL foreign arrivals for Covid-19 as outbreaks accelerate outside China

Germany repatriates some 120,000 of estimated 200,000 tourists stranded overseas

  • Jordan, which indefinitely extended a round-the-clock curfew on Monday, is to begin distributing bread, water and fuel

  • Israel is expected to announce a curfew and tough penalties for violations, with people only allowed out to get food, medicine and other essential items

  • Syria’s Kurdish Regional Government, in the north-east, says it will impose a two-week curfew from Thursday, warning of the risk of the coronavirus spreading through camps for internally displaced people as well as among prisoners, including thousands of Islamic State members and their families

  • In Iran – where 1,812 people have died from the virus, and more than 23,000 are infected – the authorities have announced an extension by at least another month to temporary leave already granted to some 85,000 prisoners. British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is among those who have been released

  • UAE authorities have called for all Emirati students abroad to return home within 48 hours, and for members of the public to stay at home apart from in exceptional circumstances

Thailand to declare state of emergency over COVID-19

Indonesia scraps national exams

TRAVEL U.S. airlines prepare plans to virtually shut down domestic service amid outbreak

Nepal shut its borders on Monday until 15 April, refusing entry to even its own citizens.

Senegal and Ivory Coast declare emergency

USA: Boeing shuts down in Seattle

Cambodia accused of political clampdown amid coronavirus outbreak

Hungary: Coronavirus triggers panic-buying of guns

FINANCE: IMF: COVID-19 may trigger global recession in 2020

Venezuela, already in crisis mode, struggles to fight coronavirus

Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed due to coronavirus, confirms senior IOC member

India to go into COMPLETE lockdown from midnight

Germany-bound shipment of 6 MILLION face masks vanishes in Kenya

Brazil: ‘If the govt doesn’t fix it, we will’: Brazil’s GANGS impose night-time curfews in Rio’s slums

Egypt imposes nighttime curfew, partially closes shops to fight coronavirus spread

UK: New 4,000-bed London hospital to open

UK seeks 250,000 NHS volunteers

India lockdown for 21 days

US could be the next epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic

Australia clamps down even harder on air travel-a number of airline operators are moving to suspend international flights

TRAVEL: Ryanair expects flights to be grounded until June

Ryanair offers fleet to transport essential medicines

Hong Kong cracks down as China lifts restrictions

Sudan orders closure of all borders over COVID-19

FINANCE: Dow Squeezes To Best Day Since 1933, Gold Soars As Dollar Dips

 

No f**king bailouts. If you didn't learn your lesson in 2008, too bad.

Impact of corona.

 

 

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