Medical personnel transport the primary affected person affected by COVID-19 to an ICU tent a Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Discipline Hospital on March 20, 2020 in Cremona, close to Milan, Italy.
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8:40 am: Luxurious group Kering to donate Three million surgical masks to France
Luxurious group Kering mentioned it would purchase 3 million surgical masks from China and donate them to the French well being service.
“In the meantime, the French workshops of Kering’s Homes Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent are making ready to fabricate masks whereas complying with the strictest well being safety measures for his or her employees members, with manufacturing getting underway as quickly because the manufacturing course of and supplies have been permitted by the related authorities,” the corporate mentioned in a press release.
France has no less than 14,296 circumstances, in line with the World Well being Group. It shut down nonessential stores and instructed folks to stay indoors as a part of its efforts to fight the virus’ unfold. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
8:35 am: China reviews 39 new circumstances, says all of them are imported
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee mentioned there have been 39 new circumstances, all of them imported, and 9 further deaths as of the tip of March 22. The fatalities all occurred in Hubei province, the place the virus was first detected; for its half, Hubei didn’t report any new circumstances of COVID-19, China mentioned. Altogether, the nation has 81,093 reported circumstances, of which 72,703 have been cured and three,270 folks have died. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
8:05 am: Italy’s demise toll crosses 5,000
The Italian well being ministry mentioned as of 6 p.m. native time on March 22, no less than 5,476 folks have died as a result of COVID-19, the respiratory illness brought on by the brand new coronavirus. There are 59,138 reported circumstances in whole, the place about 7,024 folks have recovered.
In an try and try to include the virus, Rome has now ordered that every one companies that aren’t offering important provides or companies should shut till April 3, Reuters reported.
Italy is already beneath a heavy lockdown the place public motion is restricted and lots of institutions are closed. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
7:38 am: Asia-Pacific shares set for one more day of declines
Shares in Australia plummeted in early commerce on Monday as fears over the financial impression of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak proceed to weigh closely on investor sentiment.
The S&P/ASX 200 dropped 7.65% in early commerce because the sectors principally fell. The closely weighted monetary subindex dived greater than 9%, with shares of the nation’s so-called Massive 4 banks all promoting off steeply: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group fell 9.61%, Commonwealth Financial institution of Australia dropped 8.01%, Westpac declined 10.27% whereas Nationwide Australia Financial institution slipped 10.15%. — Eustance Huang
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7 pm: UAE suspends all passenger and transit flights to and from the nation, state information company says
The United Arab Emirates suspended all passenger and transit flights to and from the nation for 2 weeks over coronavirus fears, state information company WAM mentioned on Sunday citing Nationwide Emergency and Disaster and the Civil Aviation Authority.
WAM added the choice will take impact after 48 hours and can final for 2 weeks, topic to overview and analysis. –Reuters
6:45 pm: Coronavirus stimulus invoice fails in key Senate procedural vote
A large funding bundle to fight the impression of coronavirus did not get enough votes in a key Senate procedural vote Sunday night.
The stalemate got here hours after Democratic leaders warned that the invoice was to not their liking as a result of they mentioned it did an excessive amount of to bail out corporations and never sufficient to assist employees. Inventory futures cratered as the 2 events didn’t agree on the phrases of the bundle.
Nonetheless, President Donald Trump expressed optimism that lawmakers would ultimately attain a deal. “I believe you will get there,” Trump instructed reporters on the coronavirus activity drive press briefing shortly after the vote grew to become ultimate. –Lauren Hirsch, Leslie Josephs
6:30 pm: Airbus says crops will reopen at slower manufacturing charge