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Transpicuous News, March 18 2020


Global Update for the past 24 hours

Trump Invokes Defense Production Act In Coronavirus Response, Deploys FEMA In All Regions

Denmark: Hairdressers, tattoo shops, massage parlors, fitness centers, etc. Have to close their business.

Norway:  All schools, public venues, shops closed from March 12

Malasia: KL’s main shopping areas deserted as country enters Covid-19 shutdown

Australia: Australian doctors issue urgent plea for governments to ramp up coronavirus response

Portugal: State Council on possible emergency declaration

Switzerland: Some areas in complete lock down aka Italian style.

Switzerland expands border controls, stops issuing visas

Maryland USA: Governor Hogan Orders Closure of Bars and Restaurants, Announces Unprecedented Public Health Surge To Combat COVID-19 Crisis

Florida USA: All Florida bars, nightclubs to close for at least 30 days amid coronavirus pandemic

Michigan: Week 2 of closures, cancellations and offers of aid

Ontario Canada: Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

CANADA: Drug Shortages List

Saskatchewan Canada: Schools in to close Friday to prevent coronavirus spread


San Francisco/Seven county: Is on “Shelter in Place.

Phoenix/Tucson AZ: order closures of bars, restaurants

Jalisco, Mexico: all public places have been closed

CDC America Updates COVID19

Ireland: All the latest updates and cancellations

Kansas kids:  Just Told To Stay Home Until Fall Because Of Coronavirus

Ireland and UK :

-‘The government is preparing to ask the elderly and people who have a long-term illness to stay at home for several weeks – calling the process cocooning
-Glastonbury Festival’s 50th anniversary edition has been postponed from June 2020 until 2021
-‘EastEnders’ bosses have suspended filming on the BBC One soap due to the coronavirus outbreak
-Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled
-Presbyterian religious services to cease until further notice
-McDonalds has confirmed from 5am on Wednesday morning, all restaurants in the UK and Ireland will close seating areas and temporarily move to being takeaway, drive-thru and delivery operations only
-Tesco, Lidl and Iceland supermarket chains are all dedicating several hours each morning to prioritise older and more vulnerable customers

US stock markets crash (again) as coronavirus hammers global economy

Kosovo PM sacks interior minister amid disagreements over moves to fight coronavirus

Some US embassies suspend routine visa services over coronavirus

Finland to restrict traffic across borders, govt approves legislation on state of emergency

First vaccine trial for Covid-19 has begun – WHO

Facebook ‘Bug’ Caused Site-Wide Block Of Coronavirus Articles

Spanish Olympic Committee Head Calls For Tokyo Games To Be Postponed