HEADLINES • VOA: Alibaba Jack Ma has pledged to donate 2million protective masks for distribution across Europe • TheGuardian: Most coronavirus-hit UK firms not protected by their insurance policies..
Bloomberg: The White House is considering an economic stimulus of $1 trillion to $1.2 trillion to combat fallout from the coronavirus outbreak
UK finance minister tells banks to be flexible over coronavirus
Uber and Lyft have suspended shared rides to limit coronavirus spread
Amazon cracked down on a Canadian couple who bragged about cashing in on the coronavirus endemic with inflated prices for coveted cleaning items.
Yahoo News UK -
Coronavirus: Cybercriminals target health workers with scams, phishing and misinformation
Al Arabiya English:
Qatar announces three new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 442 so far, according to a government spokeswoman.
GMA: FL Gov. DeSantis -- all bars and nightclubs throughout Florida will close for the next 30 days; Restaurants across the state of Florida will now be required to limit customer entry to 50 percent of capacity.
NYC brokers have asked StreetEasy to cease counting the number of days that a property has been on the market during the city's economic shutdown
Most coronavirus-hit UK firms not protected by their insurance policies
Pangolins were once a prized item in Libreville, but bushmeat sellers are hiding their stocks after Chinese researchers suspect the animal transmitted coronavirus to humans at another game market in Wuhan -- the epicentre of the pandemic
300,000 face masks donated by Chinese charities arrived in Liege, Belgium, on Monday, in an effort to help the European country fight the spread of the COVID_19.
German airline Lufthansa on Friday, March 13, said it would suspend dividends for 2019 as the aviation industry grapples with an "exceptional crisis" caused by the coronavirus..
Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has pledged to donate two million protective masks for distribution across Europe amid the COVID-19 outbreak, with a first consignment arriving in Belgium late on Friday.
CBS News: The New York City public schools chancellor said some 300,000 kids don't have electronic devices or internet access at home.
Ohio's health director orders polling locations to close Tuesday amid health concerns, despite a judge's decision not to delay the election.
Nigeria postpones National Sports Festival over coronavirus
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson released from hospital, still self-quarantined
Malaysia confirms its first death from coronavirus, as the country reports the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia
Reuters: Airlines around the world said they would make more drastic cuts to their flying schedules, shed jobs and seek government aid after countries further tightened border restrictions because of the fast spreading coronavirus.
AP: The Peace Corps is telling its volunteers around the world that it is suspending all operations globally and evacuating all volunteers in light of the spread of the new coronavirus.
ABC News: At least 4,661 confirmed cases of COVID19 in the U.S. and 85 coronavirus-related deaths.
Globally, there are more than 181,580 coronavirus cases and more than 7,130 deaths..
South Korea will impose tightened immigration procedures on both South Korean and foreign nationals arriving from all countries beginning midnight Thursday local time
Amazon said it would invest $350m to raise the hourly wage for workers in its warehouses and delivery infrastructure to handle the surge in demand caused by the coronavirus crisis
Times of India:
Federation Of Pune Trade Association (FTAP) has decided to close the trade market/shops in the city for next 3 days (till 19th March) to avoid spread of coronavirus, reports ANI.
Al Arabiya English:
Dubai has suspended all sea cruises, desert camps, safaris, and floating restaurants, as part efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The White House:
Yesterday, President Trump held a phone call with more than two dozen grocery store and supply chain executives, who are working hand-in-hand with Federal, state, and local officials to ensure food and essentials are constantly available to the American people.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont tells Chris Hayes that "Danbury Hospital is at capacity, and they have 200 nurses furloughed." But they can't back to work because "they can't be tested to confirm whether they have the virus."
Remote controlled robots disinfect residential areas in Wuhan, China amid the COVID-19 outbreak in China's central Hubei province, Monday, March 16.
Health insurance companies are beginning to cover co-payments and related out-of-pocket costs to include visits to doctor’s offices for screening for the coronavirus strain COVID-19
Wall Street Journal:
Millions of U.S. students will abruptly switch to learning remotely this week amid the coronavirus pandemic, pushing school administrators and teachers to establish on the fly ways to transfer the classroom to the home
The Hollywood Reporter:
ABC News president James Goldston announced that a Los Angeles-based employee who has been covering the virus outbreak in Seattle has tested positive for the virus..