Corona News Updates for March 27 2020
FINANCE-Australia: Foreign Investment Board braces for Chinese takeovers of distressed Australian assets
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DR Congo capital Kinshasa declares coronavirus shutdown
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Six months in jail for standing too close to strangers? Countries worldwide roll out draconian measures to fight Covid-19
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
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