Greece closes shops, quarantines all arrivals from abroad

FILE PHOTO: a worker in protective overalls and with disinfection equipment walks in front of the parliament building in Athens, Greece, on March 14, 2020. REUTERS / Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece announced Monday that it will close all stores except supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, gas stations and grocery delivery services and will quarantine anyone […]

Stock markets and oil markets rebound after brutal pavement

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil and equity markets rolled solid on Tuesday after the previous day’s slump, with signs of coordinated action by major world economies to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus that helps drive investors out panic. The Brent has gone back a full 10% in the hope that an agreement on the […]

Nursing homes face unique challenges with Coronavirus – NBC Los Angeles

From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly host stocks of masks and thermometers, preparing staff shortages and checking visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus. In China, where the epidemic started, the disease was basically deadly for the elderly. In Italy, the epicenter of the virus epidemic […]

Across Asia, race to strengthen face mask supplies

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) In a mask factory just outside the South Korean capital of Seoul, workers churn out 300,000 masks a day – and that’s still not enough. Last year the Icheon CNTUS-Sungjin Co Ltd manufacturing center produced 30-minute masks. Amid this year’s coronavirus epidemic, it produced 19 million in January and February alone. […]

Migrants flock to Greece while Turkey opens gates

KASTANIES / LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) – Hundreds of migrants crossed permeable borders from Turkey to Turkey on Sunday while thousands more gathered on the Turkish side in search of entry after Ankara relaxed the sidewalks in their movement. Migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestinian territories arrive on a rubber dinghy near the city of […]

Atomic Veterans of America – NBC Connecticut

The enemy Hank Bolden faced did not come from a distant front line. It came from the skies. It’s a battle that’s still going on 65 years later. Bolden, who is now 82 years old, is an atomic veteran – one of hundreds of thousands of American service members used in human testing by the […]

South Korean trade data shows an interruption of coronavirus in China’s supply chain

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Early trade data from South Korea suggests that the coronavirus epidemic has begun to disrupt supply chains in the region, as many Chinese factories remain closed, complicating deliveries of essential parts and components to the world industrial.Average daily shipments from South Korea fell 9.3% during the first twenty days of February […]