HEADLINES • Singapore’s Richest Man Makes $3.5 Billion Selling Ventilators • US job unemployment rose to 4.4% in March • UK death toll reaches 3,605 • Germans to be fined £440 for social closeness..
Wall Street posts third straight day of losses after ugly jobs number. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down by around 300 points, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq lower by around 1.5 percent each.
US Jobs Report - Unemployment rose to 4.4% in March after February's 50-year low
Merkel ends her self-quarantine, returns to chancellery
People's Daily China:
91-year-old military widow was discharged from Huoshenshan makeshift hospital in Wuhan on Thursday after being cleared of Covid-19.
The Times found 153 Instagram accounts, dozens of Twitter accounts and private chats, and several active message boards on Reddit and 4Chan where thousands of people had gathered to organize Zoom harassment campaigns.
Coronavirus - Wales makes it illegal to stand close at work
Google rolls back SameSite cookie changes to keep essential online services from breaking
NPR Health News : White House To Give Coronavirus Test To People 'In Close Proximity' To Trump, Pence..
The American economy lost more jobs than it gained for the first time in a decade. In March, the economy shed 701,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CNN: Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for coronavirus. Baldwin said feels like "one of the lucky ones," despite contracting the virus while practicing social distancing.
Coronavirus - 300,000 online offenders 'pose sexual threat to children' during COVID-19 lockdown
Neymar donates £770,000 to help fight coronavirus pandemic
ScienceMag: The coronavirus may spread through the air, experts say.. Just breathing or talking may be enough to spread COVID-19..
Coronavirus - Nigerian Army to produce, supply Liquefied Oxygen..
Germans will be fined £440 for STANDING too close to each other under strict new coronavirus rules
Coronavirus - more than 250,000 EU citizens still stranded abroad
World Bank approves $1.9bn emergency support package for 25 countries
Walmart and other retailers are making tweaks to their stores in an effort to boost traffic while combating the spread of the virus
Globalnews.ca: U.S.-based company 3M said Friday that it has been asked by the Trump administration not to supply N95 respirators to Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump campaign is ‘anonymously donating meals to more than a dozen hospitals’ during the crisis
Dr. Anthony Fauci has called for a federally mandated stay-at-home order.
Business Insider: Dow slides after the US economy loses far more jobs than expected in March
Haaretz: Tens of thousands of disabled people are expected to lose part of their monthly income due to a clause in Israel's income law
CNN: Coronavirus has devastated the hospitality industry, forcing hotels to take drastic steps to survive.
The Guardian: UK - hospital death toll reaches 3,605, a record daily rise of 684
Haaretz: Ten more Palestinians test positive in West Bank
Reuters: China probing alleged fraud at Luckin Coffee, banks review IPO work
Japan could be pulled back down into deflation and the central bank is powerless to fight it, says its former chief economist
The Herald: Indian Couple name their newborn twins ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’
JPMorgan reaches agreement to increase stake in China mutual fund venture to 100%
Bloomberg: Turkey is moving toward tighter measures to slow the spread of the country’s coronavirus outbreak and could ban people under 18 and over 60 from leaving their homes in Istanbul
A Saudi Aramco unit has given $2 million to aid the fight against the coronavirus. Aramco Trading Company donated to the Health Endowment Fund
Singapore’s Richest Man Makes $3.5 Billion Selling Ventilators
To slow the spread of COVID-19, stay at home except to get groceries, medications, or other essentials. Avoid outings you don’t have to take.