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World Bank grants $1 billion to help India fight coronavirus

World Bank grants $1 billion to help India fight coronavirus The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved the $128.6 million Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to help the country prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its public health preparedness. [Full Article...]

Rise in new coronavirus cases in UK is concerning

Rise in new coronavirus cases in UK is concerning Speakng at the daily coronavirus update, Alok Sharma said: "We know high street banks are working really hard to support the United Kingdom through this period, including through mortgage holidays and increased credit facilities". Something needs to be done now to bridge the gap on funding and deliver funds to companies this week to avoid businesses going bust". At the same time, he said that Mr... [Full Article...]

Trump invokes act for ventilator production

Trump invokes act for ventilator production Trump said on Tweeter. Asked about Japan's decision to ban entry of people including those from the US, Trump said, "I think it's fine they do that". "Today's order will save lives by removing obstacles in the supply chain that threaten the rapid production of ventilators". The Defense Production Act was enacted in 1950 after the start of the Korean War to secure supplies for the war effort. [Full Article...]

Stop UN’s WHO Funding for Helping Communist China Cover Up Coronavirus Outbreak

Stop UN’s WHO Funding for Helping Communist China Cover Up Coronavirus Outbreak The Florida Republican, a noted China hawk, has long raised concerns about the WHO's relationship with Beijing, which has under-counted the true number of coronavirus cases in the country. The lawmaker endured, "We all know Communist China is mendacity about what number of circumstances and deaths they've, what they knew and after they knew it - and the World Health Organization by no means affl... [Full Article...]

Austria now requiring people to wear face masks in supermarkets

Austria now requiring people to wear face masks in supermarkets Austria will require shoppers to wear basic face masks in supermarkets in a bid to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus , Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday. "This virus is transmitted by drops and close contact. Droplets play a very important role-you've got to wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth", said Mr Gao. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: US unemployment surges by 6.6 million in one week

The state has provided $45 million to 108,000 people over the past two weeks. The released figures are much higher than forecasts cited by various media, as economists expected the number of claims to stand at around four million. Self-employed people are newly eligible for benefits. In the week from March 8 to 14, before strict limits were placed on business activity, the claims were 634. [Full Article...]

NSW Police board infected Ruby Princess after seventh death

NSW Police board infected Ruby Princess after seventh death The ship is now anchored off the coast of Sydney , and passengers are no longer on board. "It's clear that some of the companies have been lying about the situation about the health of passengers and crew on board", he told 2GB. Ship owners have reportedly asked that crew stranded on ships be allowed to fly to their home countries. Australian authorities on Thursday began putting time limits ... [Full Article...]

Florida Agrees to Let Holland America Cruise Ships Dock

Florida Agrees to Let Holland America Cruise Ships Dock An ocean liner forced by a deadly onboard coronavirus outbreak to languish at sea since mid-March pulled into a South Florida port on Thursday (April 2), after authorities settled plans for the vessel and its sister ship to dock and most passengers to come ashore. [Full Article...]


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