HEADLINES • FT: Companies from Ford to Unilever send staff to work from home • BBC: Coronavirus cases in Spain have risen by 1/5 in a day to more than 5,700 • CNBC: France to close stores, cafes..
Shoppers, preparing for the possibility that the coronavirus could keep them quarantined for weeks or months, have been snapping up every roll of toilet paper they can find. Now big-box stores, bodegas and even Amazon are out of stock.
Disney is closing Walt Disney World, its theme park resort in Orlando, Florida, because of the coronavirus outbreak. The company also closed Disneyland in California.
US extends travel ban to UK and Ireland over coronavirus
Chile has quarantined more than 1,300 people aboard two cruise ships after an elderly Briton aboard one of them tested positive for the coronavirus
Grocers limit food purchases, urge shoppers not to hoard. Kroger ramps up hiring to stock shelves
VOA: The United States on Friday summoned China's ambassador after a senior official in Beijing tweeted the "ridiculous" suggestion that the U.S. military started the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Department said.
Reuters: The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands rose by 155 to 959, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.
CDC: Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions, like heart, lung, kidney disease, or diabetes, may be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
France to close nonessential stores, including restaurants and cafes, due to coronavirus
Reuters: An 82-year-old woman became New York's first coronavirus fatality, authorities said on Saturday, after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency and the spread of the pandemic shut down much of the daily routine of American life.
BBC: Coronavirus cases in Spain have risen by one fifth in a day to more than 5,700..
Spain confirmed more than 1,500 new cases of coronavirus between Friday and Saturday, raising its total to more than 5,000 cases — the second-highest number in Europe after Italy.
Three American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals.
Hundreds of Yellow Vest protestors clash on streets of Paris as they defy ban on street crowds due to coronavirus pandemic
VOA: Tourists are stranded at the Ibn Battouta airport in Tangiers, Morocco, after the kingdom announced strict border restrictions in response to COVID-19, leaving travelers stuck at borders, ports and airports.
Chinese mainland reports 7 new imported COVID19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 95
Visits to nursing homes nationwide will be temporarily restricted under the national emergency that President Trump declared to battle the novel coronavirus
Saudi Arabia is snapping up more and more oil tankers as the kingdom prepares to flood the world with crude
A plane carrying Chinese medical supplies for Europe, including face masks and testing kits on the novel coronavirus, landed at the airport of Liege in Belgium, on March 13, 2020.
Ivanka Trump Works from Home After Meeting with Australian Official Who Later Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Stuck inside under coronavirus lockdown, Italians are forming community by singing together out of their windows
Companies from Ford to Unilever send staff to work from home
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, analysts fear that bankers, traders and big funds might suddenly find themselves out of cash. Such a scenario could create an ugly spiral throughout the economy.
Google is helping the U.S. government build a website to help people figure out if they need coronavirus testing and direct them to the closest location
Donald Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus pandemic