DAILY BLOG, March 26: What new $500m stimulus package means for you and your family

Local stocks had rocketed in the final minutes of trade on Wednesday after US politicians finally reached a deal – yet to be passed – on a $A3.3 trillion stimulus measure to shore up the world’s biggest economy.

Ardern’s online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown

While urging New Zealanders to keep to their own “bubble”, or stay home to save lives, Ardern has also talked about working from her office, spending time with family, and even a struggle with toilet training her daughter, who turns two in June.

Coronavirus: Heat pumps for cold Christchurch social housing units ‘non-essential’

“The advice from Community and Public Health was that it was not deemed essential for the work to be done this month given the level 4 alert and the necessity for people to isolate within their homes and avoid any possibility of Covid-19 transmission.”

Jasprit Bumrah Cleans House Amid Lockdown, Reveals Why He Did It Twice. Watch

Many from the cricket fraternity have come forward to help the nation fight the coronavirus. On Monday, India captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma pledged their support to the PM-CARES Fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in the battle against the COVID-19.

Coronavirus Australia: What would stage four lockdown mean?

“The list of essential businesses or jobs gets really tight. Effectively it’s martial law without martial law. People will be monitored and fined for being out and about when they shouldn’t be, if there are too many people in a group.”

Coronavirus latest: Recession in Germany ‘inevitable,’ government advisers say

03:25 A newly set up police website in New Zealand to report incidents of lockdown transgressions has crashed due to the amount of traffic it has received. Since going live over the weekend, the website has crashed at least once due to high demand, and registered more than 4,000 incidents of bad behavior. Instances such as […]

How The Hu Are Coping With Being Stranded In Australia

The global coronavirus crisis has resulted in canceled tours, artists getting crammed into long customs queues, and in the case of Mongolian rock band The Hu, being stranded in another country because the borders of their homeland have been sealed off. In the midst of this, Billboard called the band at their Airbnb “bunker,” as […]

Here’s what you can do when you’re in lockdown, quarantine or shelter in place

Shelter in place: Here’s what states are doingShelter in place is a fairly restrictive directive that instructs residents to stay at home and only leave for essential tasks, like going to necessary doctor’s appointments and the grocery store. In general, you can go on walks for errands and recreation while practicing social distancing — and […]

Which Artist Would Make a Great Late-Night Show Quarantine Guest? Vote!

Now could be the best time for Cardi B to give her first on-air performance of DJ iMarkkeyz’s “Coronavirus” remix based on her COVID-19 rant, which has landed at No. 9 on Billboard’s Rap Digital Song Sales chart and No. 13 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart (dated March 28).