Corona News Updates for March 27 2020
USA: Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears
UK: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive
Canada, Ontario: “if you simply can’t afford your rent this month, you don’t have to pay it.”
FINANCE-Australia: Foreign Investment Board braces for Chinese takeovers of distressed Australian assets
FINANCE: European stocks crash as spread of coronavirus explodes across continent
HEALTH: Therapy & pharma vultures swoop down for easy profit as Covid-19 gets declared a ‘mental health crisis’
USA: Washington cancels major Philippines maneuvers
France trying to repatriate 30,000 of its nationals
Israel to deploy army to help enforce Covid-19 lockdown
HEALTH: Fear triggered by coronavirus hype may kill its victims faster than the pandemic
FINANCE USA: Here Is The Treasury’s (Not So) Secret Trade Printing Millions In Guaranteed, Risk-Free Profits Every Day
ZEROHEDGE: US Overtakes China As The Country With The Most COVID-19 Cases: Live Updates
France, Czechs, & Other US Allies Exit Iraq Over COVID-19 Fears
USA: Pandemonium In The Pacific: US Carrier Diverts To Guam As COVID-19 Cases Spike Among Crew
USA: United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world
South Africa goes into coronavirus lockdown
No alcohol, no dog walks: Lockdown in South Africa
Russia latest country to receive coronavirus kits from Jack Ma
India announces $22bn virus bailout for the poor
DR Congo capital Kinshasa declares coronavirus shutdown
Germany plays Russian roulette with Covid-19, welcomes refugees from high-risk infection zones
FINANCE: Who CARES about debt? Covid-19, corporate plunder, & the US plan of unlimited bank bailouts
Turkey evacuates hundreds of migrants from Greek border amid virus pandemic
Fighting resumes in Libya amid efforts to stop coronavirus pandemic
Orban imposes 2-week lockdown, expects coronavirus peak in Hungary by July
Six months in jail for standing too close to strangers? Countries worldwide roll out draconian measures to fight Covid-19
Cat contracts coronavirus FROM sick owner in new case of human-to-animal transition
Italy’s WORST day: Coronavirus death rate highest since start of outbreak with 900+ fatalities
UK approves two new temporary hospitals in Birmingham and Manchester
Zimbabwe imposes 21-day nationwide lockdown from Monday
France extends lockdown by two weeks to April 15
Belgium extends lockdown until 19 April
What measures are countries taking to stop the virus?
Countries around the world are imposing further severe restrictions on their populations in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.
- China, where the Covid-19 outbreak started, has banned all foreign visitors, concerned that nearly all its new cases of the virus have come from abroad.
- India has suspended all visas for foreigners until mid-April and Japan has banned entry to certain categories of Chinese nationals and non-nationals who have been in Iran, South Korea or Italy in the past two weeks.
- Australia and New Zealand have banned entry to all foreigners, with Australia telling all citizens and residents who return to the country they must go into quarantine for two weeks.
- The EU sealed its external borders on 18 March to anyone from outside the bloc for at least 30 days.
Vatican: Pope Francis delivers first Urbi et Orbi global blessing outside of Christmas or Easter ‘for 2,000 years’ to fight coronavirus
USA: Department of Homeland Security Has Almost 1.5 Million N95 Masks Sitting in a Government Warehouse