Chinese city in partial lockdown over ‘major risk’ of virus spread

Chinese city in partial lockdown over ‘major risk’ of virus spread

steve 13 May, 2020 0

A northeastern Chinese city has partially shut its borders, cut off transport links and closed schools after the emergence of a local coronavirus cluster that has fuelled fears about a second wave of infections in China. Country: China Source: AFP

Philippine president to extend COVID-19 lockdown beyond nine weeks

Philippine president to extend COVID-19 lockdown beyond nine weeks

steve 12 May, 2020 0

The Philippines will extend its lockdown beyond nine weeks in “some areas” this weekend, according to its president, stretching one of the world’s strictest and longest community quarantines to try to contain coronavirus outbreaks. Country: Philippines Source: CNA

New Zealand still supports Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

New Zealand still supports Taiwan at WHO despite Chinese rebuke

New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties. Country: New Zealand Source: Reuters

Coronavirus ‘Great Lockdown’ will shrink global economy by 3% in 2020: IMF

Coronavirus ‘Great Lockdown’ will shrink global economy by 3% in 2020: IMF

steve 14 April, 2020 0

The global economy is expected to shrink by 3.0% during 2020 in a stunning coronavirus-driven collapse of activity that will mark the steepest downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. Country: World Source: Reuters

German virus cases ‘stable’ as leaders mull easing lockdown

German virus cases ‘stable’ as leaders mull easing lockdown

The number of people infected with coronavirus in Germany has “stabilised”, the public health chief said Tuesday, as politicians prepare for talks on when to end the lockdown measures used to slow the disease’s spread. Country: Germany Source: AFP