Covid-19: World News

28 May 2020

 

News items sourced from various news outlets around the world. This page was created on 2 March and will be updated continuously. Last updated on 28 May. 

  • 28 May - South Korea could face return to coronavirus restrictions after spike in new cases, Guardian
  • 28 May - Why global value chains remain essential for COVID-19 supplies, Vox EU
  • 28 May - Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England and Scotland, BBC News
  • 27 May Hancock: local lockdowns will be used to suppress infection, Guardian
  • 27 May -Coronavirus: France announces €8bn rescue plan for car industry, BBC News
  • 27 May - Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports', BBC News
  • 27 May -UK, Nigeria pledge to sustain trade relations amid COVID-19, Guardian
  • 27 MayThe world needs pharmaceuticals from China and India to beat coronavirus, The Mandarin
  • 26 May -WHO warns of possible 'immediate second peak'; hydroxychloroquine dropped from treatment study - USA Today
  • 26 May - UK Government to provide up to £23m in extra funding to tackle coronavirus in Wales, GOV.UK
  • 26 May - UK, Nigeria pledge to sustain trade relations amid COVID-19, Guardian
  • 26 May - The world needs pharmaceuticals from China and India to beat coronavirus, The Mandarin
  • 26 May - Coronavirus: All non-essential retail shops can reopen in England from 15 June, Johnson says - Sky News
  • 21 May - Track-and-trace warning as world sees highest daily rise in cases, BBC News
  • 21 May - Coronavirus: Deal agreed for antibody virus tests on NHS, BBC News
  • 21 May - Nicola Sturgeon eases coronavirus lockdown rules in Scotland, Guardian
  • 21 May -Wuhan bans hunting, eating wild animals in response to coronavirus crisis, Fox News
  • 19 May -An $800 fine if you don’t wear a mask: The UAE introduces new coronavirus penalties, CNBC
  • 19 May - Trump gives WHO ultimatum over Covid-19 handling, BBC News
  • 18 May - 'A new normal': how coronavirus will transform transport in Britain's cities, Guardian
  • 18 May -WHO to agree deal over future coronavirus inquiry, Guardian
  • 18 May - China Pledges $2 Billion to Fight Coronavirus at W.H.O. Meeting, New York Times
  • 18 May - Top Trump official says country safe to reopen as governors stress social distancing, Washington Post
  • 18 May - Heathrow boss reveals future of travel could include immunity passports, Sky News
  • 18 May - UK wrong to rule out global coronavirus comparisons, experts say, Guardian
  • 15 May - Tens of thousands of Singapore's migrant workers are infected as country opens up, CNN
  • 15 May -Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained, Guardian
  • 15 May -House to vote on $3 trillion coronavirus relief package; White House threatens veto, The Wasington Post
  • 14 May - This is how coronavirus impacts Brexit talks, Gulf Today
  • 14 May -The United Kingdom's four countries take a divided approach to coronavirus crisis, CNN
  • 14 May - UK in talks with Roche on 'game changer' COVID-19 antibody tests, Reuters
  • 13 May - UK opens 10 billion pound COVID-19 aid programme for self-employed, Reuters
  • 13 May New partnership to sequence human genomes in fight against coronavirus, GOV.UK
  • 13 May Modi Announces $260 Billion Coronavirus Rescue Package for India, New York Times
  • 13 May UK takeaway food waste rises during coronavirus lockdown, Guardian
  • 13 May Furlough scheme is extended until October, BBC News
  • 13 May Live updates: Countries that reopened are closing down again as coronavirus infections spike,  Washington Post
  • 12 May -Russia to ease lockdown as it overtakes Italy after record rise in coronavirus cases, ABC Australia
  • 12 May - UK drug trial for over-50s recruiting, BBC News
  • 12 May -Musk defies orders and reopens Tesla's California plant, BBC News
  • 12 May -Coronavirus: Furlough scheme, school and workplace guidance and NI plan, BBC News
  • 12 May - Coronavirus: Wuhan draws up plans to test all 11 million residents, BBC News
  • 11 May - Covid-19 has only increased the appetite to talk trade, City AM News
  • 11 May - Coronavirus: Johnson plan, school return hopes and Premier League latest, BBC News
  • 11 May - Bangladesh garment factories reopen despite coronavirus threat to workers, Guardian
  • 11 May - Boris Johnson Announces a Coronavirus Quarantine for Travelers to UK, New York Times
  • 11 May - Saudi Arabia triples VAT to support coronavirus-hit economy, BBC News
  • 7 May - Bahrain allows businesses to open from May 7, Trade Arabia
  • 7 May - UK PM to announce any changes to the coronavirus restrictions in a TV address on Sunday, Sky News
  • 7 May - China Study Finds 5% to 15% of Covid-19 Cases Are Reactivated, Bloomberg
  • 7 May - British Airways owner hopes to revive flights in July, BBC News
  • 7 May - Boris Johnson to review lockdown, and PPE from Turkey 'unusable', BBC News
  • 6 May - IMO, customs, others ink deal on digitisation, Guardian
  • 6 May - U.S. International Trade Commission Releases Analysis of Imports of COVID-19 Related Items, Lexology
  • 6 May -US food industry shows promise of rebound, CNBC
  • 6 May -Germany reopens shops as lockdown is relaxed, BBC News
  • 6 May -Coronavirus: Boris Johnson promises 200,000 tests by end of May, BBC News
  • 6 May - Coronavirus: Documents reveal how workplaces might change when lockdown is eased, Sky News
  • 6 May - UK, US kick off post-Brexit free trade talks amid outbreak, The Mainichi
  • 6 May - Wuhan high school students return to classrooms, cancelled New York primary to go ahead, ABC Australia
  • 6 May -As India Eases Lockdown, Coronavirus Cases Rise, New York Times
  • 5 May -Europe and China were on course for a reset. Coronavirus changed all that, CNN
  • 5 May - McDonald's reveals first UK restaurants set to reopen since lockdown, Sky News
  • 5 May - Brazil indigenous leaders call on WHO to set an emergency fund to protect their communities, Merco Press
  • 5 May -Coronavirus: Key workers to trial NHS tracing app, BBC News
  • 4 May -UK PM to set out plan to ease lockdown with new office guidance next Sunday (May 10), Strait Times
  • 4 May -Adapting UK rulemaking to the new Brexit and COVID-19 reality, Open Access Government
  • 4 May - Former WTO chief: Globalization to look different after COVID-19, CGTN
  • 4 May - UK hospital trials new treatment drug, BBC News
  • 4 May - France won’t quarantine EU, Schengen area citizens, The Guardian
  • 4 May - Heathrow Airport boss calls on world leaders to agree a "common international standard" to get air travel moving again, Sky News
  • 4 MayJapan set to extend state of emergency, Financial Times
  • 30 April - Coronavirus: PM to update UK on 'steps to defeat' coronavirus, BBC News
  • 30 April -Trump says he won’t extend social distancing guidelines; NFL furloughs employees and cuts salaries, CNBC
  • 30 April - Alexandra and SEKO Logistics partner to support donation of PPE to protect staff and residents at care home group, The Loadstar
  • 30 April - Covid-19: UK help for exporters “lacking”, industry warns - Global Trade Review
  • 29 AprilUK Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 29 April 2020, GOV.UK
  • 29 April Chamber International identifies overseas stocks in UK hunt for healthcare protective gear as deaths soar, Chamber International
  • 29 April -Combating coronavirus: Etihad adds more special flights across its network, Khaleej Times
  • 29 April - Coronavirus: Welsh health minister refuses to expand care home testing, BBC News
  • 29 April - After beating coronavirus, Britain's PM Johnson announces birth of son, NBC News
  • 28 April -President Trump Suggests Schools May Be Among First to Reopen, Bloomberg
  • 28 April -Saudi Arabia buys $500 million stake in coronavirus-hit Live Nation, stock jumps nearly 10%, CNBC
  • 28 April -WTO Urges Members To Lift Trade Barriers On Virus Supplies, Law 360
  • 27 April - Italy Sets Reopening Plan With Caveat on Second Virus Wave, Bloomberg
  • 27 April - CDC expands the official list of coronavirus symptoms, CNBC
  • 27 April -Air France-KLM to receive up to $12 billion in state aid to deal with Covid-19 blow out, CNBC
  • 27 April - The World Free Zones Organization takes its 6th Annual International Conference online for global streaming, Zawya
  • 27 April -Italy Sets Reopening Plan With Caveat on Second Virus Wave, Bloomberg
  • 27 April -Germany’s New Coronavirus Cases Rise the Least This Month, some schools reopening on Monday - Bloomberg
  • 27 April -UK airlines want coronavirus wage support scheme extended beyond June, Nazdaq
  • 27 April - Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says easing lockdown would 'throw away effort and sacrifice of British people', Sky News
  • 24 April - German New Virus Cases, Deaths Rise by Most in Almost a Week, Bloomberg
  • 24 April - Heathrow boss demands mass coronavirus screenings at British airports, Mail Online
  • 24 April - Merkel’s Stimulus Vow Edges EU Closer to Deal on Rebuilding, Bloomberg
  • 24 April -Coronavirus Spread Slows in Europe Ahead of Next Steps to Relax Curbs, Bloomberg
  • 23 April -Coronavirus: Huge economic rescue plan agreed by EU leaders, BBC News
  • 23 April -Coronavirus: Pressure builds over lockdown transparency, BBC News
  • 23 April -Coronavirus testing extended to all essential workers in England who have symptoms, GOV.UK
  • 23 April - France first: Paris ignores EU calls to lift export bans on COVID-19 drugs, Reuters
  • 23 April - WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis, WTO
  • 23 April - Coronavirus latest: UK to borrow a further £180bn for coronavirus response, Financial Times
  • 23 April - Coronavirus: UK plans to test 300,000 for immunity, Guardian
  • 23 April Supply chain shifts after U.S.-China tensions, Reuters
  • 23 April - China coronavirus cases might have been four times official figure, Hong Kong researchers - Guardian
  • 23 April - Developing world economies hit hard by coronavirus, BBC News
  • 22 April - World Customs Organization : and UPU take action to facilitate the sharing of information on the global postal supply chain in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Market Screener
  • 22 April -Spain aims to phase out lockdown in second half of MayGuardian
  • 22 April -Germany approves first human trials for vaccine, Guardian
  • 22 April - When and How Will the U.K. Coronavirus Lockdown End?, Bloomberg
  • 22 April - US-China relations at a low as ‘blame-shifting’ sets back war against virus, CNBC
  • 22 April -Plane carrying medical equipment from Turkey arrives in UK, Daily Sabah
  • 22 April - Confusion reigns over UK opt out from EU COVID scheme, EURACTIV
  • 21 April - Will there be a second wave of coronavirus?, Guardian
  • 21 April - New coronavirus vaccine trial starts this week in the UK, Live Science
  • 21 April - As states consider reopening, CDC director warns coronavirus outbreak could be worse this winter, CNN
  • 21 April - Heads of WTO, WHO cite importance of open trade in ensuring flow of vital medical supplies, WTO
  • 20 April - Coronavirus: City grandees join SME recapitalisation taskforce, Sky News
  • 20 April - Toyota to Reopen Yaris Car Factory in Test Case for France, Bloomberg
  • 20 April - UK coronavirus lockdown could remain for months as Boris Johnson fears a deadly 2nd peak of infections, Business Insider
  • 20 April - IMO and WCO urge maintained flow of goods, Port Technology
  • 20 April - India takes first steps to restart economy after lockdown, Financial Times
  • 20 April - Singapore Cases Surge; Spain, Germany Stabilize; HK Reports No New Infections: Virus Update, Yahoo News
  • 20 April -Cargo capacity continues to be frustrated by bureaucracy, says IATA, Logistics Middle East
  • 17 April - Trump announces plan to reopen virus-ravaged U.S. economy, Reuters
  • 17 April - Here’s how Apple and Google will track the coronavirus with Bluetooth, The Verge
  • 17 April - More Coordinated Approach Required to Keep Air Cargo Moving - IATA, Mirage News
  • 17 April - Wuhan death toll revised up 50% as China's economy suffers worst fall on record, Guardian
  • 17 April - UK lockdown extended for 'at least' three weeks, BCC News
  • 16 April - Brexit: UK will refuse any transition extension request, BBC News
  • 16 April - World's 1.6 million seafarers, on 50,000 tankers and cargo carriers in limbo as coronavirus hits shipping, BBC News
  • 16 April - Coronavirus: Trump says peak is passed and US to reopen soon, BBC News
  • 16 April - UK lockdown set to be extended says Health Secretary Matt Hancock, SKY News
  • 16 April - UK to keep some social distancing until vaccine available - leading professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London, RTE
  • 16 April - IMF: UK should seek longer Brexit transition due to coronavirus pandemic, Yahoo News
  • 16 April - World Customs Organization developed classification reference list for medical supplies COVID-19, Grata International
  • 15 April - WTO Projects Trade Impacts of COVID-19, Takes Steps to Facilitate Trade of Essential Goods, IISD
  • 15 April - Coronavirus: Commission issues guidelines on testing, European Commission
  • 15 April -EU to limit export control of virus protection gear to just masks, Reuters
  • 15 April - Chinese factories reopen to ease export fall, The Times
  • 15 April - Trump Stops U.S. Funding of WHO, New York Times
  • 15 April - India, Pakistan seek to lift some curbs to help millions hit by coronavirus lockdowns, Reuters
  • 15 April -Coronavirus: UK insurance firms ordered to pay out or explain, BBC News
  • 15 April - First consignment of paracetamol from India hits shelves in UK, Deccan Chronicle
  • 15 April - COVID-19: continuity of service from Export Control Joint Unit - more information, GOV.UK GOV.UK 
  • 15 April -A European roadmap to lifting coronavirus containment measures, EU Commission
  • 14 April - China approves two coronavirus vaccines for human trials, Aljazeera
  • 14 April - Chancellor to provide extra £350m to tackle Coronavirus in Wales, GOV.UK
  • 14 April - Wuhan, China: New study shows coronavirus travels on shoes, News4JAX
  • 14 April -Trump to announce new task force focused on 'reopening', USA Today 
  • 14 April -Customs Transactions in Dubai Skyrocket 60% to 4 Million in Q1, 2020, Albawaba
  • 14 April - UK likely to extend lockdown as death toll tops 11,000, while Europe starts to lift restrictions, CNBC
  • 14 April - Germany debates easing restrictions as new infections drop, Reuters
  • 14 April - Chinese decline slows as factories clear backlog, The Times  
  • 14 April - India Extends Nationwide Lockdown for Over 1 Billion People: Live Coverage, New York Times
  • 13 April - Live updates: China reports highest number of new coronavirus cases in six weeks; U.S. weighs risks of May 1 restart, Washingtom Post
  • 13 April - Coronavirus: 3 million paracetamol packets to reach UK from India today, Business Today India
  • 13 April -EU countries worst hit by coronavirus crisis given cash aid, The Courier
  • 13 April - China’s Harbin Tightens Quarantine Measures Against Covid-19, Bloomberg
  • 13 April -Coronavirus, Boris Johnson, Easter Sunday: Your Monday Briefing, New York Times
  • 13 April -WHO Says 70 Vaccines in the Works, With Three Leading Candidates, Bloomberg
  • 13 April - Coronavirus UK live: Lockdown measures 'to be reviewed this week', Guardian
  • 10 April -After HCQ, countries begin to call India for the humble pain and fever tablet paracetamol, The Print
  • 10 April -Coronavirus UK: Shoppers stockpile alcohol amid lockdown, BBC News
  • 10 April -UN Chief Urges Divided Security Council to Act on Coronavirus, Bloomberg
  • 10 April -Asia's tycoons are seeking bargains after the coronavirus market rout, The Sydney Morning Herald
  • 10 April -Amazon Begins Making Coronavirus Testing Lab for Workforce, Bloomberg
  • 10 April - Ruby Princess: battle begins to hold someone accountable for cruise ship coronavirus debacle, Guardian
  • 10 April - Trump says more than 2 million coronavirus tests have been done in the US, and claims mass testing not needed, CNN
  • 10 April - Coronavirus: Second death from COVID-19 in New Zealand, News Hub
  • 9 April -Coronavirus: Bank of England to finance additional UK government spending, Yahoo News
  • 9 April -Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO investigation, Reuters
  • 9 April -U.S. Food-Supply Chain at risk?, Bloomberg
  • 9 April -Restaurants Rush to Buy Masks After U.S. Guidelines Change, Bloomberg
  • 9 April -Mapping the Coronavirus Outbreak Across the World, Bloomberg
  • 9 April -Guidance note on the importation of Medicines and Medical Equipment in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Relief Web
  • 9 April -Coronavirus: WHO chief urges end to 'politicisation' of virus, BBC News
  • 9 April -Coronavirus: Ministers to discuss UK lockdown review, BBC News
  • 9 April -Demand for telemedicine has exploded in the UK as doctors adapt to the coronavirus crisis, CNBC
  • 9 April -Chinese import figures released for early 2020, AHDB
  • 9 April -How the UK is preparing for a free-ports boom, Construction News
  • 9 April - U.S. to seize exports of masks and gloves amid coronavirus crisis,Yahoo News
  • 8 April - WTO Trade Forecast press conference, WTO
  • 8 April -Denmark to Ease Restrictions Next Week After Coronavirus Lockdown, New York Times
  • 8 Aoril -Kazakhstan to increase wheat, flour export quotas in coming months, Reuters
  • 8 April - Japan to fund firms to shift production out of China - Bloomberg
  • 8 April - Qatar scraps 5% of customs duty on all food products until September 15 - FreshPlaza
  • 8 April - Denmark to Ease Restrictions Next Week After Coronavirus Lockdown, New York Times
  • 8 April - Resisting a total lockdown, Turkey Orders All Citizens to Wear Masks as Infections Rise, New York Times
  • 8 April - UK PM Johnson stable after second night in intensive care battling Covid-19, Strait Times
  • 8 April - Air cargo flexibility is the new necessity in Covid-19 crisis, 
  • 8 April - Coronavirus: Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall, BBC News
  • 8 April - China Ends Wuhan Lockdown, but Normal Life Is a Distant Dream, New York Times
  • 8 April - Brexit trade talks ongoing despite pandemic, top UK negotiator says, Financial News
  • 8 April - UK Health Secretary asks industry leaders to help find viable antibody test, Guardian
  • 8 April - Coronavirus: UK ministers warn it's too soon to relax lockdown, The National
  • 8 April - China Ends Wuhan Lockdown, but Normal Life Is a Distant Dream, New York Times
  • 8 April - Funding available for ideas and novel approaches to boost Armed Forces in Coronavirus effort, GOV.UK
  • 8 April - Fund manager channels fees to tackle coronavirus in developing world, Guardian
  • 7 April - Thailand plans $30.5 billion borrowing for latest stimulus - Bloomberg
  • 7 April - New certificate required to travel to France - BIFA
  • 7 April - Ferries need financial help to survive pandemic - BIFA
  • 7 April - U.S. lawmakers seek probe of trade in products needed for pandemic fight, Reuters
  • 7 April -International Orgs Rally To Preserve COVID-19 Supply Chain, Law 360
  • 7 April -Japan to declare state of emergency over coronavirus pandemic, CNN
  • 7 April -COVID-19 Guidance to Import Goods for Humanitarian Operators, UN
  • 7 April -Coronavirus: China reports no Covid-19 deaths for first time, BBC News
  • 7 April -UK Government Eases the Passage of Exports for Thousands of Shippers, Handy Shipping Guide
  • 7 April -Coronavirus: A visual guide to the world in lockdown, BBC News
  • 7 April -Trump and 3M strike deal to bring 166.5 million masks to US in three months to help coronavirus response, CNBC
  • 6 April -WCO-WTO Joint Statement on COVID-19 related trade measures, Market Screener
  • 6 April -U.S. company to start coronavirus vaccine safety test in Philly, Kansas City, Inquirer
  • 6 April - Coronavirus: Chinese aid to the EU delivered to Italy, EU Commission
  • 6 April -EU clears 50 billion pound UK 'umbrella' scheme to support economy, Reuters
  • 6 April - Coronavirus: The Queen's message seen by 24 million, BBC News
  • 6 April -Face masks become essential item for coronavirus prevention after CDC recommendation, WSLS 10 News
  • 6 April -India has closed its railways for the first time in 167 years. Now trains are being turned into hospitals, CNN
  • 6 April - Pound rises with UK prime minister 'still in charge' in hospital, Yahoo News
  • 6 April -Singapore announces third stimulus package worth $3.6 billion to soften coronavirus impact, CNBC
  • 6 April -Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus, Guardian
  • 6 April - Global trade is in sharp decline. Open supply lines will be vital to fighting the pandemic - says WTO Chief Roberto Azevedo - Barron's
  • 6 April - Thailand's customs offices remain open nationwide - Pattaya Mail
  • 6 April - Apple promises to deliver more than a million face shields each week - Telegraph
  • 5 April: China's exports of key medical supplies rise to $1.5 billion amid global shortage of anti-virus gear - RT
  • 5 April - Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs - ABC
  • 3 April - WTO issues new report on worldwide trade in COVID-19 medical products, WTO
  • 3 April -Heathrow to close one runway due to drop in air traffic, Warrington Guardian
  • 3 April -Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Cases Exceed 1 Million, New York Times
  • 2 April -How climate change and the coronavirus are linked, WEF
  • 2 April - Big biotech venture funds raise billions despite coronavirus fears, STAT News
  • 2 April -BFPG Explains: COVID-19 and Multilateralism, British Foreign Policy Group
  • 2 April -Pharma supply chain: 3 things to know today, IOE&IT
  • 2 April - No 10 seeks to end coronavirus lockdown with 'immunity passports', The Guardian
  • 2 April - Tests of potential coronavirus vaccine spur growth of virus-fighting antibodies, USA Today
  • 2 April - Declaration by NATO Foreign Ministers on the coronavirus pandemic, GOV.UK
  • 2 April - TIACA urges immediate support for air cargo, Ajot
  • 2 April - COVID-19 European measures, Deloitte LLP
  • 2 April - Coronavirus: 90-minute COVID-19 test with 98.7% accuracy to be rolled out across UK, Sky News
  • 2 April -Coronavirus: Australian scientists begin tests of potential vaccines, BBC News
  • 2 April -Japan not ready to declare virus emergency - Bloomberg
  • 2 April - China VAT Incentives to Help Business, Bloomberg
  • 2 April - Investors fight back: 'We're buying cruise firms, drinks companies and Asian stocks' - Telegraph
  • 2 April - Why the G20 needs to step up now, The Qrius
  • 2 April - Demand for health gadgets surges in lockdown - Bloomberg
  • 2 April -G-20 prepares coronavirus rescue package for Africa, Politico
  • 1 April - Customs Duty and VAT stopped on urgent medical equipment, Business Matters News
  • 1 April -Manufacturing confidence plumments in Sweden - Bloomberg
  • 1 April - Russian military plane with masks & other Covid-19 aid departs for US - RT
  • 1 April - Ship Suppliers Must be Classed as Essential Workers, says ISSA - Hellenic Ship News
  • 1 April -The five economies coronavirus will hit the hardest revealed, JP Morgan's weekly economic forecast - The Telegraph
  • 1 April -Falsified medical products, including in vitro diagnostics, that claim to prevent, detect, treat or cure COVID-19, WHO
  • 1 April -Australia to subsidise air freight for agri exports to offset virus freeze, Reuters
  • 1 April -Coronavirus: Greatest test since World War Two, says UN chief, BBC News
  • 1 April -UK aims to test 25,000 a day for coronavirus by mid-April: minister, Reuters
  • 1 April - SSRO statement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, GOV.UK
  • 31 March - Call for government to include import taxes in COVID-19 deferment scheme - IOE&IT
  • 31 March - Airbnb will give $250 million to hosts who lost income to virus - Economic Times
  • List of national legislation of countries that adopted temporary export restrictions on certain categories of critical medical supplies in response to COVID-19 - WCO
  • 31 March:-G20 Trade Ministers agree to ensure uninterrupted flow of vital medical supplies - Economic Times
  • 31 March -Europe sends medical goods to Iran in trade test, Reuters
  • 31 March - Mexico widens shutdown as number of cases surged past 1,000 - health emergency declared, Reuters 
  • 31 March - American Airlines has confirmed it will seek $12bn (£9.7bn) of financial support from the US government because of the impact of coronavirus, BBC News
  • 31 March - UK insurers tighten conditions to explicitly exclude coronaviruses, FR24 News
  • 31 March - British Airways temporarily suspends flights from Gatwick Airport, Sky News
  • 31 March - UK FTSE 100 poised for worst quarter since 1987, Financial Times
  • 31 March - Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia-Pacific, WHO warns - The Guardian
  • 30 March - G20 Trade Ministers to hold emergency video conference - FXStreet
  • 30 March - Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure the free movement of critical workers, European Commission
  • 30 March -Coronavirus: UK spread shows early signs of slowing – key adviser, The Guardian
  • 30 March - UK 'right at the top of league table' for testing - health minister, Sky News
  • 30 March -UK start-ups call for emergency support to help them survive coronavirus crisis, CNBC
  • 30 March -Coronavirus: UK broadband data caps removed during pandemic, BBC News
  • 30 March - Brazil: Coffee importers stockpiling on fears over coronavirus lockdowns, Reuters
  • 30 March - Coronavirus: Amazon workers plan strike at New York facility, Kiro 7 Seattle
  • 30 March -Fresh out of medical school, young Italian doctors are being fast-tracked to the coronavirus frontline, CNN
  • 30 March - Coronavirus forces economics profession to leave comfort zone, The Guardian
  • 30 March -Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30 as U.S. Cases Top 140,000, New York Times
  • 27 March - Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive, BBC News
  • 27 March -As Coronavirus Spread, Largest Stimulus in History United a Polarized Senate, New York Times
  • 27 March - NHS Confederation: Protective gear guidance 'to be updated', BBC News
  • 27 March -Coronavirus: Can EU get a grip on crisis?, BBC News
  • 27 March -European banks should halt 2020 dividends due to epidemic: trade body, Reuters
  • 27 March -Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?, Guardian
  • 27 March -Coronavirus travel: China bars foreign visitors as imported cases rise, BBC News
  • 26 March -Coronavirus: US now global epicentre of pandemic, BBC News
  • 26 March -Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for UK businesses, GOV.UK
  • Trump May Defer Tariff Payments to Help Businesses, New York Times
  • 26 March - UKGovernment orders 10,000 ventilators from Sir James Dyson, The Telegraph
  • 26 March Bank of England, UK government to resume fight against coronavirus slump, Reuters
  • 26 March -OC doctor invents device to monitor coronavirus symptoms, Fox 11
  • 26 March - Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns, The Guardian
  • 26 March -Coronavirus: medical association warns Australia must protect supplies amid report of stockpiling by China-backed firm, The Guardian
  • 25 March -Azevêdo sees sharp fall in trade, calls for global solutions to COVID-19 crisis, WTO
  • 25 March - 5 Key Things in the US $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package, New York Times
  • 25 March - UK Tells Banks to Keep Lending Through Coronavirus, New York Times
  • 25 March - Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, The Guardian
  • 25 March - President Donald Trump and the US Senate have agreed an economic relief package worth more than $1.8 trillion (£1.5tn), sending Asian shares higher, BBC 
  • 25 March - Coronavirus briefing: UK construction worker warning and India lockdown, BBC News
  • 25 March - UK inflation falls from six-month high, Coronavirus to trigger slide, Reuters
  • 25 March - Coronavirus latest news: More than 170,000 sign up to NHS volunteer army, The Telegraph
  • 24 March - The Olympics will be delayed for a year, Japan’s prime minister says, New York Times
  • 24 March - Coronavirus: What are the new restrictions and why are they needed?, BBC
  • 24 March - Around 20% of global population under coronavirus lockdown, Guardian
  • 24 March - China to lift lockdown on Wuhan, ground zero of coronavirus pandemic, CNN
  • 24 March - Boris Johnson issues stay-at-home order, sending UK into lockdown to fight coronavirus pandemic, CNN
  • 23 March - Coronavirus in UAE: Malls closed, flights suspended: All we know so far, Khaleej Times
  • 23 March - 'Existential crisis': airline workers fear layoffs amid coronavirus pandemicThe Guardian
  • 23 March - Spain distributes 650,000 testing kits as coronavirus deaths rise steeply, The Guardian
  • 23 March - US Senate to resume talks on massive economic stimulus bill for the Coronavirus after Democrats block vote on legislation, Washington Post
  • 23 March - Coronavirus UK - Business support to launch from today, GOV.UK
  • 23 March - China Begins Its Phase 1 Clinical Trial For Coronavirus Vaccine, Medical Dialogues
  • 23 March - Canada Threatens to Boycott Olympics; Democrats Stall Trillion-Dollar Stimulus Plan, New York Times
  • 23 March - Millions in India under coronavirus lockdown as major cities restrict daily life, CNN
  • 23 March - Jury trials on hold in England and Wales due to coronavirus fears, The Guardian
  • 23 March - COVID-19 Urgent Notice: counterfeit medical supplies and introduction of export controls on personal protective equipment, WHO
  • 23 March - UK rail franchise agreements suspended to avoid company collapses, Sky News
  • 21 March - Global coronavirus death toll tops 11,500, worldwide cases surpass 277,000, Johns Hopkins University
  • 21 March - Google launches educational coronavirus website, CNN
  • 21 March - Coronavirus cases climb across Asia Pacific as lockdowns in US widen, The Guardian
  • 21 March - Food banks ask UK supermarkets to set aside coronavirus supplies, The Guardian
  • 20 March - Notice to exporters 2020/08: coronavirus (COVID-19) - export licence handling, GOV.UK
  • 20 March - Coronavirus lockdown - People arriving into Jersey from the UK are now being told to self-isolate for 14 days, Jersey Evening Post
  • 20 March - Coronavirus: Bank of England cancels bank stress tests that prove they can cope with crisis, Yahoo News
  • 20 March - Ford to suspend production in Brazil, Argentina due to coronavirus, Reuters
  • 20 March - UK Hopes Newly-Made Ventilators Will Be Ready for Coronavirus Fight Next Week, New York Times
  • 20 March - UK Coronavirus: Rail services to be cut down from Monday, Sky News
  • 20 March - US sees its first statewide stay-at-home order as reported coronavirus cases jump past 13,000, CNN
  • 20 March - Trials to begin on Covid-19 vaccine in UK next month, The Guardian
  • 20 March - Chile moves to postpone constitutional referendum amid coronavirus crisis, The Guardian
  • 20 March - Trump cancels G7 at Camp David and makes it a teleconference due to coronavirus, CNN
  • 19 March - 'Zero prospect' of London lockdown involving movement limits, says No 10, The Guardian
  • 19 March - E.U. Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier Has Coronavirus, Time
  • 19 March - New analysis breaks down age-group risk for coronavirus — and shows millennials are not invincible, Stat News
  • 19 March -Coronavirus, China, Italy: Your Thursday BriefingNew York Times
  • 19 March - First details of #Trump’s economic package includes $500 billion for direct payments to taxpayers and $500 billion in loans for businesses, New York Times
  • 19 March - China reports no domestic cases of coronavirus for first time since outbreak began, The Guardian
  • 19 March - Amazon Confirms First Known Coronavirus Case in an American Warehouse, The Atlantic
    19 March - WHO to launch multinational trial to jumpstart search for coronavirus drugs, Stat News
  • 18 March - BMW and Toyota suspend UK car production, BBC News
  • 18 March - UK coronavirus testing will increase to 25,000 a day, says Boris Johnson, The Guardian
  • 18 March - Big downturn at California’s Long Beach port illustrates impact of coronavirus impact on global trade, Financial Times
  • 18 March - The British Ports Association (BPA) has urged the UK government to ensure ports remain open and that its measures to fight the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic do not hinder the movement of trade, Port Technology
  • 18 March -Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China, The Guardian
  • 18 March -WHO says 'aggressive' action needed in South-east Asia to stop Covid-19, Straits Times
  • 18 March -Global death toll nears 8,000 - 81,961 recoveredGlobal Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)
  • 18 March -Virus confronts leaders with one of modern history's gravest challenges, CNN
  • 17 March - S&P project China's economy to expand 2.7%-3.2%, and the eurozone economy to contract 0.5%-1.0% in 2020, S&P Global
  • 17 March – Increase in trade above Christmas levels in the food manufacturing sector. Surge in demand for to store frozen food. – Food Manufacture
  • 17 March -US, UK coronavirus strategies shifted following UK epidemiologists' ominous report, CNN
  • 17 March -Updates as UK bans foreign travel and schools could close before Easter, My London
  • 17 March -New government structures to coordinate response to coronavirus, GOV.UK
  • 17 March - Euro 2020 postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus, ESPN 
  • 17 March -Coronavirus: Europe plans full border closure in virus battle, BBC News
  • 17 March - Coronavirus: Economic growth will be slowest since the financial crash, Insider Magazine
  • 17 March -South-east Asian countries impose coronavirus restrictions, The Guardian
  • 17 March -UK, EU looking at ways for video conferencing for trade talks - UK spokesman, Forex Live
  • 17 March -Coronavirus vaccine trial administers first dose to participant, CNN Health
  • 16 March -UK government vows to accelerate coronavirus testing, The Guardian
  • 16 March -Grand National cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic, BBC News
  • 16 March -African countries shut doors against Europe, America to combat coronavirus, CNN
  • 16 March -Coronavirus: France imposes lockdown as EU calls for 30-day travel ban, The Guardian
  • 16 March -UK closes down social life for 12 weeks as coronavirus outbreak accelerates, Reuters
  • 16 March  -Calls for decisive action follow survey showing UK exports slumped to lowest level in three years, The Guardian
  • 16 March - Hong Kong Shutdown Is a Lesson to the World in Halting the Virus, Bloomberg
  • 16 March - China’s Support Policies for Businesses Under COVID-19: A Comprehensive List, Dezan Shira
  • 16 March - Coronavirus: Airlines slash more flights, BBC News
  • 16 March - Stocks plunge despite global central bank actionBBC News
  • 16 March - Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Across the GlobeNew York Times
  • 16 March - Coronavirus: Norway to close ports, airports from Monday (today), says PM, Straits Times
  • 16 March - Rate cuts: US goes to almost zero and launches huge trade stimulus programme, BBC News
  • 15 March - Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, plans to pay their small suppliers immediately to help them stay in business during the coronavirus outbreak “for the next weeks and months” - PYMNTS
  • 15 March - From 12:00 pm on March 15, Vietnam have suspended all visas and deny entry to travellers from the UK and the 26 Schengen countries; visa on arrival for all foreign nationals have also been suspended, except for those on official or diplomatic trips - Dezan Shira
  • 15 March - Latest London figures reveal 407 confirmed cases, My London News
  • 15 March - Coronavirus Live Updates: Chaos at U.S. Airports, New Restrictions on International Travel Around the World, New York Times
  • 15 March - Germany to impose border controls over coronavirus, BBC News
  • 14 March - UK to ban mass gatherings in coronavirus U-turnThe Guardian
  • 14 March - Spain set to declare national lockdown, BBC News
  • 14 March - Trump takes coronavirus test, The Guardian
  • 14 March - US to extend coronavirus travel ban to UK and Ireland, BBC News
  • 13 March - Brazil president Bolsonaro reportedly tests positive, The Guardian
  • 13 March - The coronavirus pandemic: visualising the global crisis, The Guardian
  • 13 March - America faces a new normal as coronavirus outbreaks show no sign of slowing down, CNN Health
  • 13 March - Premier League and British football shuts down until April due to coronavirus – live, The Guardian
  • 13 March - Boris Johnson urges top UK tech firms to join coronavirus fight, Guardian
  • 13 March - The Virus Reaches Into Halls of Power Around the World, New York Times
  • 13 March - Australia coronavirus: Peter Dutton tests positive for Covid-19 as Morrison reverses decision to attend NRL game, The Guardian 
  • 12 March - Coronavirus takes toll on European supply chains and business, Euronews
  • 12 March - British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, Tesco, claim panic buying is not threatening their supply chains - Metro
  • 12 March - Apple closes all stores outside Greater China for 2 weeks, Bloomberg
  • 12 March - Australia has announced a AUD $17.6 billion (US$11.4 billion) economic stimulus package in a bid to keep Australians in jobs and support households. The package includes incentives to fast track investments, wage subsidies for apprentices, cash payments of up to $25,000 for small and medium businesses - Australia Govenrment
  • 13 March - Brazil's Bolsonaro tested for coronavirus: son, Gulf News
  • 12 March - Saudi Arabia expands travel ban to 39 states including EU, Saudi Gazette
  • 12 March - Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canadian prime minister, has the virus, New York Times
  • 12 March - How Covid-19 is affecting the UK drinks trade, Imbibe UK
  • 12 March - Coronavirus Cancellations: A Brief List, The New York Times
  • 12 March Services trade growth weakens as COVID-19 crisis hits global economy, WTO
  • 12 March - Brazilian Official Who Met With Trump Tests PositiveThe New York Times
    12 March - Australian Grand Prix postponed, BBC News
  • 12 March - N.Y.C. Will Introduce ‘More Restrictions’ as Number of Cases Rises to 62: Live Updates - The New York Times
  • 12 March - UK coronavirus cases: find out how many are in your area, The Guardian
  • 12 March - Ireland closes schools and colleges to halt coronavirus spread, CNN World
  • 12 March - Dow Drops 2,100 Points: Stocks In Meltdown After Temporary Trading Halt, NPR.org BBC News
  • 12 March - How Coronavirus Is Affecting The U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply, NPR.org
  • 12 March -Canada has taken the right steps to tackle the pandemic, but it may soon have to do a lot more, The Globe and Mail Inc
  • 12 March - Coronavirus: What is a pandemic and why use the term now? - BBC News
  • 11 March Two in three Germans may become infected, Angela Merkel, The New York Times
  • 11 March - Shortage of key components hampers coronavirus testing, Los Angeles Times
  • 11 March Coronavirus pandemic declared: COVID-19 cases outside China soar 13-fold in two weeks, Sky News
  • 11 March - Is China getting back to business? - BBC News
  • 11 March Coronavirus pandemic declared: COVID-19 cases outside China soar 13-fold in two weeks, Sky News
  • 11 March - ECB’s Lagarde warns of 2008-style crisis unless Europe acts, Economic Times
  • 9 March - 2020 Pound to Euro Exchange Rate Forecast: Global Coronavirus Market Fallout, UK Budget and ECB Cut - Where Next for GBP EUR Rates?, Exchange Rates UK
  • 9 March - Saudi schools shut, AlJazeera
  • 8 March - WHO Official Says Coronavirus Containment Remains Possible, NPR.org
  • 8 March - Italy announces lockdown as global coronavirus cases surpass 105,000 - The New York Times
  • 8 March - Coronavirus profiteers rise on Amazon, Sky News.
  • 8 March- Qatar bans arrivals from 14 countries, AlJazeera
  • 7 March- Italy Locks Down Much of the Country’s North Over the Coronavirus, The New York Times
  • 7 March- Italy reports biggest daily jump in death toll, BBC News
  • 7 March- China May Be Beating the Coronavirus, at a Painful Cost, The New York Times
  • 7 March- No Handshakes, No New Citizens: Coronavirus Halts Danish Naturalizations, The New York Times
  • 6 March- How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S., Politico
  • 6 March- 21 Coronavirus Cases on Cruise Ship Near California, The New York Times
  • 5 March - Empty shelves at Waitrose in London (toilet paper, ibuprofen, paracetamol, canned products), LinkedIn
  • 4 March- U.S. should give China leeway in implementing trade deal due to virus - Grassley, Yahoo News
  • 4 March- Almost a quarter of British retailers (24%) are reporting severe disruption to their supply of goods (food, fashion, health, beauty) as a result of the spread of coronavirus, Guardian.
  • 4 March- The UK ranks as the 7th economy most affected by coronavirus (trade impact estimated at USD 1917 million), UN Conference for Trade and Development
  • 4 March- Diageo’s operating profits could be up to £200m lower. China imports £75m-worth of Scotch whisky & £55m-worth of seafood annually. Export flows to China have slowed & storage capacity is becoming a problem, according to Shane Brennan, chief executive of the Cold Chain Federation. Import demand has slowed , particularly in restaurant & hotel trade, according to Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, Food Manufacture
  • 3 March- Panic buying – UK supermarkets have drawn up contingency plans, Sky News.
  • 2 March- Exceptional surge in demand for hand sanitisers, face masks - delivery delays for online supermarkets, Ocado.
 

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