Chinese asked to stay vigilant as coronavirus cases slow

Shanghai reported the highest number of new cases, with 17. An additional 11 cases were reported in Guangdong, six in Fujian province, five in Tianjin, four in Zhejiang, three each in Beijing and Liaoning, two each in Inner Mongolia and Jilin, and one in Shandong.

China readies stimulus measures as local virus cases dwindle

Beijing has in recent days emphasized the risk posed by imported virus cases after widespread lockdowns within China helped to sharply reduce domestic transmissions. The Politburo said it would shift its focus to prevent more imported cases and a rebound in locally transmitted infections.

Putin says Russia can beat virus in two-three months as flights halted, shops to shut

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Russia would defeat coronavirus in 2-3 months if it imposed tough measures, as authorities suspended international flights, ordered most shops in the capital to shut and halted some church services.

All 50 states now have coronavirus cases

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COVID-19 and FAAN: Avoiding a looming disaster

On the social scene, new concepts have entered our lexicon.  The prevailing concepts of “self-isolate” and “social distancing” are less understood and poorly complied with to the extent that in countries like Italy, security forces are engaged to enforce.  Even in Lagos, the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ordered the Police to enter Churches to enforce his “not […]

Coronavirus threat prompts mining companies to implement new procedures to avoid outbreaks

One employee on a WA mine site, who contacted the ABC on Sunday night, said workers were having their temperatures taken daily and dining areas had social distancing restrictions but said everyone was using the same utensils to serve food and sharing vehicles and buses on site.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus

A recent study from the journal Science found China’s internal crackdown modestly delayed the spread of the virus. It cast doubt that travel restrictions elsewhere will do much compared with other preventive measures, citing in part the likelihood that a large number of people exposed to the virus had already been traveling internationally without being […]

Fruit and veg ‘will run out’ unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe

Some farms were struggling even before the crisis hit. A tightening of the labour market, a combination of Brexit and the booming domestic economies of eastern Europe proving more attractive to seasonal workers, had seen a decline in the number of fruit and vegetable pickers coming to the UK.

Tourists stranded in Asia by cancelled flights, shut borders

The Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka said that it was ready to help an estimated 18,000 tourists return home either via scheduled flights that are still operating or special charters if required. The country is under a nationwide curfew until at least next week.

Market to offer both sell-on-rally and buy-on-dips opportunities

Uncertain times results in panic and markets have reacted accordingly over the past few weeks. However, it seems panic selling has now come to a halt, at least for the time being. The revival of confidence to some extent can be attributed to the government’s efforts the world over to offer stimulus and avoid major […]