Transpicuous News March 26 2020

Global Updates for March 26 2020

Canada: Toronto closing all parks

India announces $23bn bailout for its poorest

UK-FINANCE: Banks under fire for coronavirus loans

UK-FINANCE: Businesses ‘have disappeared in the blink of an eye’

UK: Self-employed ‘already in poverty’

France recalling troops from Iraq over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia accepts UN call for coronavirus ceasefire in Yemen

US FINANCE: Senate Passes “Largest Rescue Package in American History”

US: Senate Releases Full Text Of $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill: Here’s What’s In It

HEALTH: China Just Sent 150,000 Test Kits To Prague And 80% Of Them Didn’t Work

US: Six States Declare Marijuana Dispensaries “Essential Businesses”, Exempting Them From Lockdown

Uzbekistan locks down two more cities

Russia: Moscow to close all non-essential shops

Russia to suspend all international flights from March 27

UK says 560,000 volunteers sign up to help NHS

Iran starts intercity travel ban

Spain extends coronavirus lockdown to April 12, says its ‘at war’ in China market to buy medical supplies

UAE announces overnight curfew for nationwide ‘weekend disinfection’

Japan sets up new task force to fight coronavirus spread, no state of emergency now

G20 leaders to convene remotely, discuss coronavirus pandemic, economic impacts

China drastically reduces international flights in move to curb imported coronavirus cases

Italy: Russian military medical convoy makes 600km march to the heart of Italy’s Covid-19 outbreak

Iran/US puts NEW sanctions on Iran, despite calls for relief amid massive coronavirus outbreak

Iran: ‘All new trips between cities are banned’: Iran shuts down internal travel to fight Covid-19

China’s Hubei province, 1st Covid-19 epicenter, reports ZERO new cases as Beijing lifts regional lockdown

FINANCE: Is The Fed Trying To Inflate A 4th Bubble To Fix The Third?

Zerohedge: China Bars All Foreigners, Gov. Cuomo Slams “Reckless” Federal Stimulus Bill: Live Updates

USA: 72% Of Americans Now Avoiding All Public Places: Gallup Poll

HEALTH: Bahrain, Belgium Report COVID-19 Treatment Touted By Trump Is Working For Patients

FINANCE: The “Fallen Angel” Avalanche Arrives: S&P Downgrading Companies At Fastest Pace On Record

UK: Self-employed help capped at £2,500 per month

UK emergency laws give police more powers

UK: Fines up to £960 for breaking UK anti-virus rules

AFRICA:

  • Uganda has banned all public transport with immediate effect, creating fear and panic in the capital, Kampala. The security forces have shutting down businesses in the capital and Kampala’s streets are now mainly deserted

  • Nigeria, Africa’s most-populous state with an estimated population of 200 million, says it will ban all travel in the country, but has not yet indicated from when

  • In Kenya, East Africa’s biggest economy, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a night-time curfew from Friday

  • Kenya’s president has also taken an 80% pay cut, as he prepares the nation for tough economic times – and has urged other officials to follow suit

  • Meanwhile, Germany says it will not be paying for six-million face masks it had ordered but had not received after they went missing at an airport in Kenya

  • Back in Nigeria the government received a donation, including 100,000 face masks, from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

Swiss medical society urges elderly to consider wills

G20 leaders pledge $5 tn, ‘united’ response to coronavirus.

USA:Trump looking to put troops near Canadian border amid coronavirus fears

Canada: ‘Unnecessary & damaging’: Canada strongly opposes US deployment of troops near border

CANADA: B.C. to announce new supports for seniors during coronavirus pandemic

EDUCATION: 87% of world’s students hit by school closures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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