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Transpicuous News March 23 2020 Updates COVID19

CoronaVirus News Updates for March 23 2020



Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

FINANCE: Global markets get lift from Fed’s promise of unlimited support for the economy

The Fed will make “UNLIMITED” money to bail out the banks and the stock market….but not the people.

“US stocks pulled out of a nosedive Monday and European markets trimmed losses after the US Federal Reserve committed itself to creating an unlimited amount of money to prevent the world’s largest economy from plunging into a deep recession.
The decision to buy unlimited amounts of government bonds was part of a much bigger package of extraordinary measures announced by the Fed, which also included a promise to launch a Main Street lending program…..”

UK: On Lockdown for 3 weeks!

UK: British travellers urged to return home immediately: The Foreign Office have concluded there is a tight window now before borders are closed, airports are closed and flights suspended.


US:California’s governor issued a state-wide order on Thursday for all residents to stay at home. Illinois, Louisiana, and Ohio have since followed suit.

FINANCIAL: Stocks sink again, after emergency fiscal stimulus package fails for second time

Malta: Closes All Non-Essential Retail Stores And Services, Bans All Public Gatherings

Italy:  Russian Army deliver medical aid at airbase near Rome as Moscow rallies to help coronavirus-ravaged Italy

Hong Kong bans all foreigners

UK: new jury trials in England and Wales have been suspended

UK: McDonald’s has said it will close all of its restaurants in the UK from 19:00 GMT. Nando’s has also announced it has closed its restaurants 

UK: Costa coffee to close down

UK: Under the proposed legislation, airports could be shut and people held on public health grounds

UK could face Italy-style lockdown, warns Boris Johnson

Indonesia: Jakarta begins shut down

UAE suspending all passenger flights to curb spread of coronavirus

Sri Lanka arrests nearly 2,000 people for violating curfew

Harvey Weinstein test positive for coronavirus in New York …

UK: Coronavirus Bill (HC Bill 122)

India locks down over 100 million people amid coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia to impose nationwide curfew

Singapore Airlines cuts 96% of capacity

FINANCIAL: Stocks, oil plunge as fears of virus-linked recession rise

TRAVEL: Global airlines slash flights as travel restrictions multiply

Tokyo 2020 Olympics in doubt as Canada becomes first team to pull out

Australia: Stock market falls 5.6%, NRL suspends 2020 season – latest

Australia: Queensland borders to shut to stop coronavirus spread, premier announces

Greece Goes on Coronavirus Lockdown

UN/US: U.N. court says U.S. must lift Iran sanctions on “humanitarian” goods

US: Trump activates National Guard in California, New York and Washington state: ‘This is a war’

FINANCE: European markets tumble as global health crisis takes toll on economy

australia: to force mass closures of pubs, clubs, churches and indoor sporting venues

Lebanon to stop paying all maturing Eurobonds, shuts down parliament…

Qatar donating $150mn to support Gaza’s coronavirus battle

Turkey: Online education starts amid COVID-19 outbreak

 Oman bans public gatherings, shuts currency exchange stores

Turkey to evacuate more than 3,000 Turkish students

FINANCE: US stocks plunge despite Fed promises to pump unlimited amount of money into economy

Tunisia president orders army into streets to enforce measures against Covid-19

Hungary ‘assessing option of national lockdown,’ PM Orban tells parliament

India grounds all domestic flights in effort to tackle Covid-19 outbreak

Denmark extends nationwide lockdown

Jerusalem holy site shuts down

Taiwan: Man fined $33,000 for breaking quarantine

HK looking to ban sales of alcohol

US woman gets $34,927.43 bill for coronavirus treatment

UK Parliament debates emergency powers bill

Ethiopia closes borders as cases rise

Bolivia suspends presidential election

HEALTH: US approves rapid coronavirus test with 45 minutes detection time

FINANCE- CANADA: Canadian Stocks Drop More than 5%

USA FINANCE: Fed Moves to Protect Apartment Landlords, Tenants

Australia: Lines for Centrelink (now Services Australia) are still resembling Great Depression lines for help.