When He looked down from the sanctions imposed on China because of the use of prison camps against the Regime, in order to have a handelsdeal with the country in question. Which tells the story of the American president, in an interview with the Axios.
In november, 2019 at the latest licked the document from which it was shown how, in China, hundreds of thousands of muslims, mostly Uighurs, hersenspoelt in gevangeniskampen.
The American media Axios he asks He why he would not impose sanctions against China to set up, when the news of the concentration camps was coming out. “Well, we were in the midst of an anti-counterfeiting trade agreement”, it said.
He goes on to explain that it’s not good for the negotiations to be “all of a sudden, with penalties going to throw out”. He writes of the “heavy import tariffs to have been set up for Chinese products. According to the president, these sanctions are worse than any type of “sanction”.
In september of 2019, the united states government export controls, imposed on 21 of the Chinese overheidsonderdelen, and sixteen Chinese companies, which are involved in the prison camps. Several members of the Chinese Communist Party and its visumrestricties imposed on them.
Bolton makes it into a memoir allegations that have been made in the direction of Home
The president denied that he was in China the green light to move to the country. Trumps the former national security advisor and John Bolton made it clear in his recently released book, that one.
Bolton also suggested that He meet with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, had more to buy from American farmers. That would be a good business for the mother of the Home.
“I haven’t asked for” said He. “I’ve had the Xi been told that I have issues with the country and wants to do it and I said to everyone, we have to deal with. Why should I have to ask someone for help? And remember, as I have with the Xi is that in a room full of people. Something like that, I would not ask, and certainly not in a full room.”
WASHINGTON / NEW YORK (Reuters) – A week after millions of Americans began taking refuge at home with the coronavirus, at least one Republican governor warned Tuesday that he would ease the restrictions too early even though the crackdown is wreaking havoc on the U.S. economy.
PHOTO FILE: US President Donald Trump addresses the daily briefing on the coronavirus response while Attorney General William Barr and Ambassador Debbie Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, look at the White House in Washington, in the States United, March 23, 2020. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst
President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was considering how to restart working life when a 15-day shutdown ends next week, although the highly contagious virus spreads quickly and poorly equipped hospitals struggle with a wave of fatalities.
Republican Trump tries to win re-election in November with a promise of economic growth.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, also a Republican, warned against allowing people to travel, socialize and return to work too quickly.
“We don’t think we will be ready in any way to get out of this in five or six days or so, or whenever these 15 days have passed since they started this imaginary watch,” said Hogan Tuesday CNN, adding that most some people think the peak of the crisis is in weeks or months.
More than 42,000 people in the United States have contracted COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, and at least 559 have died. The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the United States has the potential to become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, citing a “big acceleration” of infections.
Last week Trump issued guidelines that he claimed to aim to slow the spread of the disease for 15 days, including curbing unnecessary travel. Economic activity has stopped in important states such as New York and California.
“America will be back and soon open to business,” Trump said at a White House press conference Monday. “We won’t let it turn into a long lasting financial problem.”
The rapid reopening of the economy could backfire, with higher deaths and people continuing to fear going out, according to investors who remain concerned about the uncertain trajectory of the coronavirus and its economic balance sheet.
“Markets will react badly because they have learned that this approach does not work,” said Axel Merk, Merk Investments’ Chief Investment Officer. “From a medical point of view, you have to stop exponential growth and you do it with on-site protection policies.”
WALL ROAD JUMPS
After beating for most days in the past few weeks, Wall Street jumped out on Tuesday amid signs that Washington was about to conclude a deal on a $ 2 trillion package to save the economy from the coronavirus.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 1,130.26 points, or 6.08%, in the open. Oil jumped 3% to $ 28 a barrel, supported by the steps of the US Federal Reserve to strengthen the economy and hopes for an agreement on the aid package.
Negotiators predicted that the United States Senate could pass the stimulus law, which includes financial aid for ordinary Americans, small businesses and critically affected industries as soon as Tuesday.
Holly Huelster, a 33-year-old nanny from New York, said she believed Trump’s rhetoric about the economy threatened real harm to human life.
“It’s horrible for the economy, but I’d always give priority to health,” he said, pushing the 2-year-old boy he cares about on 11th Avenue.
Asked about Trump’s comments about willingness to facilitate social withdrawal soon, Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus coordinator, told NBC News: “We must be willing to adjust our plans when we see the impacts.” .
For now, Birx has said that people in the United States should continue to follow the guidelines of social distancing.
“What the president is doing is looking for the future … don’t try to change what we’re doing now,” he said.
Stephen Moore, an economic commentator told by Trump’s aides to influence the president, told Reuters Monday that there was a review in the White House of the wisdom of “a large-scale shutdown … of the economy”.
He said some thought that “if we go on too long with the economy closed, the human budget for this could be greater than the risk of the virus.”
The coronavirus has blocked thousands of U.S. companies, thrown millions of jobless people, and has led state governors to order around 100 million people – nearly a third of the national population – to stay home.
There were signs that the nerves had begun to wear out after days of people working from home, taking care of children whose schools were closed and severely downsizing their daily activities.
BATTLE ON RIFLE RIGHTS Gun enthusiasts have argued that gun stores and shooting ranges are essential and should remain open. Many states have closed these businesses, but Connecticut, Ohio and Illinois are allowing the workshops to operate despite return orders at home, according to the firearms news site The Trace.
The Second Amendment Coalition of Rhode Island, an arms rights advocacy group, sought to combat Governor Gina Raimondo’s order to close arms ranges, arguing that closures deprive new arms owners of having the opportunity to learn gun safety, according to the Providence Journal.
“It’s a public safety disaster. You can’t have it,” coalition president Frank Saccoccio told the newspaper.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said arms stores are non-essential activities that will be forced to close and said he will add 1,300 deputies to the patrol, FOX 11 said.
Despite the huge changes in daily life, many Americans still say they are willing to make sacrifices.
Christine Schindler, 58, a former receptionist, was alone waiting for a bus on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Tuesday. He said he thought it was dangerous to lift the restrictions too early for the good of the economy.
“It will come back anyway, really, once things hit rock bottom,” he said. “This should be the number one economy in the world,” he said.
Additional reports from Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu in Washington, Ross Kerber in Boston and Megan Davies and Gabriella Borter in New York; Written by Alistair Bell; Curated by Frank McGurty and Howard Goller
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, the United States, on March 20, 2020. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson
(Reuters) – Wall Street jumped out on Tuesday as signals that Washington was approaching an agreement on a $ 2 trillion economic bailout package gave optimism to markets clashing with the biggest sell -off after the global financial crisis.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 1,130.26 points, or 6.08%, to 19,722.19. The S&P 500 .SPX opened up 107.04 points, or 4.78%, to 2,344.44. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 335.47 points, or 4.89%, at 7,196.15 at the opening bell.
Reporting of Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bangalore; Editing by Arun Koyyur
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NEW YORK / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. governors and mayors on Monday became more desperate in their requests for help from the federal government to combat coronavirus as the military prepared to set up field hospitals in New York and Seattle to relieve the stress of creaking health services.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged US lawmakers to approve an economic aid package and appealed to fans and medical equipment, even asking for help from private citizens.
“Anyone who can help us get these supplies, we only have days to fix them. This is reality,” de Blasio told CNN. New York, the most populous city in the United States, is now at the epicenter of the epidemic in the United States.
Karine Raymond, a nurse from Jack D. Weiler hospital in the Bronx in New York, said that most nurses were unable to obtain specialized N95 masks and that even simpler surgical masks were scarce. Nurses are told to wear them for as long as possible, he said.
“We are the end-to-end being and lifeline for these patients, yet we are contaminated and cross contaminated,” said Raymond.
While health authorities have struggled to cope with the growing number of sick people and the United States Senate has failed to advance an economic stimulus package, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the U.S. military is preparing to deploy. field hospitals in New York and Seattle.
The planned hospitals, essentially tent structures that can be installed quickly, can only manage a limited number of patients and are less suitable for treating highly infectious people who need to be isolated. But they can relieve pressure on hospitals by treating patients with diseases other than COVID-19.
The Army Corps of Engineers are preparing to convert hotels and dormitories into treatment facilities for sick patients as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States exceeded 40,000 on Monday, more than 500 of whom have died.
The New York de Blasio urged US lawmakers to provide more help.
“I want to appeal to everyone in the House and in the Senate, you have to help cities, towns, countries, states, public hospitals, private hospitals. You have to get all of them direct relief, “he said.
A far-reaching economic package for the coronavirus crisis failed to advance to the Senate after Democrats said it contained too little money for hospitals and not enough restrictions on a fund to help big businesses. Democrats predicted that a modified version would soon win the move.
Both Democrats and Republicans say they are aware that failure to agree on the bill could have a devastating effect on states, cities and businesses and trigger further heavy losses on U.S. stock markets.
The USNS Mercy, a ship from the Navy hospital, departs from San Diego Naval Station and heads to the port of Los Angeles to help local medical facilities that deal with coronavirus patients (COVID-19), in San Diego, California, USA, March 23, 2020. REUTERS / Mike Blake
The US Federal Reserve has launched an unprecedented new series of programs aimed at reducing the “serious disturbances” of the economy caused by the coronarvirus epidemic.
The central bank will support purchases of corporate bonds and direct corporate loans. It will expand its equity participation just enough to stabilize the financial markets and launch a program to obtain credit for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The steps briefly raised US equity index futures by more than 3%, but stock prices quickly turned red, bringing the S&P 500 .SPX to its worst month since World War II.
With the addition of Maryland, Indiana, Michigan and Massachusetts on Monday, 15 out of 50 U.S. states have now imposed restrictions on people’s movements to reduce the virus, putting the country on a similar path to European countries. more devastated as Italy and Spain.
The population affected by the state blocs amounts to over 150 million people out of a total of about 330 million in the United States.
In what appeared to be sending a mixed message about the federal government’s efforts to combat the coronavirus health crisis, a senior White House adviser said President Donald Trump is considering measures to reopen the U.S. economy.
A week ago Trump issued guidelines that aimed to slow the spread of the disease for 15 days. Late Sunday, she tweeted, “We can’t let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” adding that at the end of the 15-day closing period, “we’ll make a decision on how we want to go.”
Trump’s senior economic adviser Larry Kudlow followed Monday, saying to Fox News: “The president is right … We will have to make some difficult compromises.”
The lack of coordinated federal action was wreaking havoc for states and municipalities and even competing with each other for resources, said the governors of New York, New Jersey and Illinois.
The states “are all looking for the same thing,” New Jersey governor Phil Murphy told CNN on Monday.
Leaving states to look after themselves has put them into bidding wars with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, other U.S. states, and even against other countries, said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.
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“We are competing against each other over what should be a national crisis in which we should meet and the federal government should guide, helping us,” Pritzker told the “Today” program.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Washington to implement federal defense production law to eliminate this “ad hoc” system. Trump on Sunday defended his decision to resist using this power, based on the fact that nationalizing businesses “is not a good concept”.
General Motors Co (GM.N) and medical device manufacturer Ventec are accelerating efforts under a partnership called “Project V” to build fans in a GM plant in Kokomo, Indiana to help fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Reporting by Stephanie Kelly, Susan Heavey, Doina Chiacu, Dan Levine and Nathan Layne; Written by Daniel Trotta and Sonya Hepinstall; Editing by Howard Goller and Alistair Bell
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Victorian selfish parents have been lashed out for ignoring social removal after the start of the school holidays, while state coronavirus cases continue to grow.
The number of Victorian cases has increased by 56 overnight, with 411 people so far positive.
Schools have been closed from today, but for now the childcare facilities and kindergartens remain open.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews this morning said that these numbers would continue to rise if Victorians continued to “live their lives normally” and ignore the strict rules of social estrangement to stop the spread of the “deadly” virus.
“Cases keep growing,” he told Triple M.
“I can inform you that there will be up to 411 cases, or 56 new cases overnight and will continue to go back and forth, particularly if some people in the Victorian community don’t start taking it seriously.
“There are people out there who don’t distance themselves, who live their lives normally.
“They don’t respect the fact that this is fatal and if it continues to spread and people don’t do the right thing, then people will die.”
Mr. Andrews also affected parents who were still allowing play dates and social activities after school closed.
“Children can’t go to the mall, children can’t stay in the place of their mates,” he said.
Andrews has three children aged 13 to 18 and has claimed to be self-insulating.
“They are experiencing the best part of three weeks when they don’t see their friends, they don’t go to the Chadstone mall.
“They are not doing all the usual things … because there is nothing usually in this situation.”
It comes when Victorians are asked to cancel barbecues in the courtyard, think twice about traveling to the hairdresser and shop online while authorities try to strengthen the state’s unprecedented blockade.
The National Coronavirus Cabinet will meet tonight to consider a second phase of closings after pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas and churches have all been forced to close for the first time in history Monday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Andrews have warned the community, warning that a wider arrest will come unless people respond to measures already in place to stop the rampant spread of the virus.
It comes as the Gold FM Breakfast show was not broadcast this morning due to a COVID-19 scare.
Conductor Christian O’Connell said the radio station suffered a blockage, preventing them from airing.
“The station had to suffer a 24-hour emergency crown freeze,” he said on Twitter.
“Building evacuated and station stopped for 24 hours. The show will return tomorrow. “
He said the show that aired this morning was a “recorded special” that had been pre-recorded in the event of an evacuation.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that a NAB employee had falsified the results of coronavirus tests, causing hundreds of employees to be evacuated from Bourke St’s NAB office and fear of their own health.
On March 17, the NAB management was informed that a staff member who worked at the 700 Bourke St office had tested positive for COVID-19, at which point the staff were asked to work remotely and the office was cleaned in pandemic way.
Subsequently, it was determined by management that the test information provided by the employee was falsified.
In a note to NAB staff, it was noted that the hiring of the staff member had been interrupted.
“Reflecting on the gravity of the matter, the colleague will not return to the NAB,” said the note.
“We certainly regret the uncertainty that this has caused to our colleagues in 700 Bourke St, especially those who work closely with the colleague in question.
“Of course leaving the house was the right decision with the information that provided us with a precautionary measure to protect the health and well-being of everyone who works at 700 Bourke St.”
WHAT IS THE NEXT STAGE AFTER THE FIRST STAGE OF LOCKDOWN?
Tonight’s National Cabinet will also consider renter support and workforce and supply chain issues affecting the healthcare system.
Morrison said that coronavirus was an economic and public health crisis “once every 100 years”.
“For many, young and old, 2020 will be the most difficult year of our lives,” he said.
“We are a strong nation and a strong people, but in the coming months this will test us all like, at no time since the Second World War.”
Andrews yesterday detonated “selfish” Victorians for putting vulnerable people at risk by ignoring the request to stay 1.5m away from others to minimize the spread of the virus.
“There are many Victorians who act selfishly. If this continues, people will die, “he said.
“You won’t be able to go to the pub because the pub is closed. That doesn’t mean you can have all your mates at home and get the beers up.”
“Whether you want to call him a partner, or be a good Australian, or respect your civil duty, I don’t care what you call him, just do it.”
“If you don’t, then will people die and do you know who dies? The most vulnerable people in the Victorian community. Do the right thing, do the smart thing, do the decent thing.”
“If you don’t, you have every reason to believe that Victoria Police will catch you and you will be punished.”
Fines of $ 20,000 for individuals and $ 100,000 for businesses are pending for those who have been caught breaking the new coronavirus rules – such as holding mass meetings or failing to isolate themselves after returning from abroad.
There will be random checks on the road, with 5000 policemen specially deployed by the Victoria police in a special coronavirus task force.
Disruptions are likely for many months due to the crisis as the number of reported cases continues to increase.
Andrews said he has no plans to follow Queensland, Western Australia, Southern Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory and to close state borders, but this could change if the threat to life increases.
School holidays are already in chaos, with families urged to download nonessential plans.
“The fact that more steps may be needed does not diminish the magnitude of a change: we have never done this before in any of our lives,” said Andrews.
But a Victorian Christian school snubbed state government directives, refusing to carry on the Easter school holidays and telling families that God is not surprised by the coronavirus pandemic.
And in the United Kingdom, the British public is allowed to leave their homes only to buy food, medicine or to do essential work, given that the country is completely blocked.
STAY HOME FOR OUR HOSPITAL HEROES
Doctors and nurses who endanger their lives to save their own ask the Victorians to stay home and obey the vital rules of social distancing of the coronavirus.
As the state is stuck due to concerns that the Victorians are not taking their responsibilities for isolation seriously, staff from the Royal Melbourne Hospital made a candid appeal which they hope will strike at home:
“We stayed at work for you. So stay home for us. “
Needed on the front lines in certain roles to put them in touch with COVID-19 in the coming weeks, medical staff don’t have the luxury of taking social removal measures to protect them.
But Mark Putland, director of emergency medicine for RMH, said that simply staying at home and limiting the spread of the infection is a matter of life or death – thousands of times – for ordinary Victorians.
“People can really save lives by doing this,” said Putland.
“We can do extraordinary things for a certain number of people, but there is a certain limit beyond which we can no longer help people if they all arrive at the same time.
“We must ask everyone else not to put ourselves at risk anymore, not to make our work vain. We are here to do this job, but we need others to do their part too, so it is possible for us to do ours ”.
While efforts focus on building the capacity of state hospitals, dr. Putland said that great encouragement was taken from the results of nations such as Korea and Germany, where early spacing measures have been very effective in slowing down COVID-19.
“We are ahead of much of the world here in Victoria by taking these measures and keeping the state frozen before we actually had a Coronavirus death in Victoria.
“Many other places left him much later than that and therefore didn’t benefit from it.
“It gives us the only chance we have of making a difference on how much this disease affects our community.
“We are very grateful to have the privilege of being able to do something truly constructive and to be on the front line and try to fight this thing.
“But I don’t want other people to think that they can’t do something too – they can, just by sitting at home. By isolating themselves, they can make a really significant contribution.”
– Grant McArthur
REGUE STARTS SOON IN CENTRELINK
The Melburnians are already queuing outside Centrelink offices across the city, attempting to access new stimulus payments.
Some people facing unemployment for the first time in their lives lined up more than four hours before the doors opened.
Prahran, Tuesday at 6.45am. After yesterday’s farce, there are already 15 queuing outside the Centrelink office (the first one was here at 4.30). Again, a potential risk of social removal, but these people feel they have no choice. It opens at 8.30. 😔 #coronavirusaustraliapic.twitter.com/wYQtaBK3gB
In Prahran, some are lined up from 4.30 in the morning when the doors don’t open until 8.30 in the morning.
It comes as the MyGov website crashed yesterday while over 95,000 jobless Australians attempted to apply for coronavirus income support.
COURT CLOSED, PUBLISH EMPTY AS THE START OFF
Victoria courts will be shut down on Tuesday with an automatic three-month update to hundreds of listings.
In a statement to lawyers on Monday evening, chief magistrate Lisa Hannan said that all criminal hearings through state magistrates’ courts, with the exception of filing hearings, mentions for commissions and hearings for commissions, will be updated until to June 15th.
Defendants in court or on bail will no longer have to attend filing hearings, provided they are represented by a lawyer.
In civil matters, lawyers and stakeholders were asked not to participate in the court.
The disputed commission hearings and Koori judicial matters have already been suspended across the state.
Four practical instructions for lawyers have been posted on the court website.
The indications, which go into effect on Tuesday at 9 am, have been widely praised by lawyers as a reasonable step to protect users of the court.
Chief magistrate Hannan said the move was made due to health and safety concerns for COVID-19 and the need to reduce the number of people attending the court.
Learn more about Victoria’s partial closure.
BREAKING AUSSIE BRINGS HOPE FOR THE VACCINE
A “passive gap gap” vaccine for COVID-19 will see the collection of antibodies from the blood of patients who have recovered from the virus injected into vulnerable individuals.
It comes as losing your sense of smell emerged as one of the first signs of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, researchers from the University of Queensland are looking for 100 healthy volunteers to take part in clinical trials of a candidate vaccine for COVID-19 mid-year.
Melbourne’s Doherty Institute is working on a new COVID-19 rapid test which takes just 30 minutes to get an improvement over the three hours needed now.
ANSWERS THE MAIN QUESTIONS FOR THE CORONAVIRUS VICTORIANS SHUTDOWN
Victoria’s new blocking rules will change lives as we know it across the state.
From hairdressers to weddings, children’s birthday parties, and bike rides, we’ve asked the state government 50 questions about how Victorians face their lives during the coronavirus crisis.
We have compiled their responses, which assume that people are healthy and have not been abroad or in contact with any confirmed coronavirus cases.
Read the full list here.
– Do you have a question we haven’t asked ourselves? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
OLYMPIC GAMES POSTPONED
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were reportedly postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound has confirmed that the Games will be held at a later date, most likely in 2021.
THE CAMPSITE CAN AVOID “INCREDIBLE TRAGEDY”
Any Victorian who thinks to escape for a vacation to escape the coronavirus block can rethink.
Premier Daniel Andrews has issued a monotonous warning that traveling unnecessary means not traveling for holidays.
Stay home is the message. Or the community could face “a rather surprising tragedy,” he said.
And Lisa Neville, minister of police and emergency services, warned that roadblocks could be used to prevent people from ignoring the council.
Campsites and trailer parks were “highly contagious” when there were shared toilets and showers, Neville said.
“We are very careful about camping and caravan sites. There are potentially high risks for people who share showers and toilets etc.”
Yesterday, the campsites, including Walkerville Foreshore in Gippsland, were closed or closed, but the trailer parks with long-term and permanent occupants, most of them in independent cabins or caravans, were still open to the public.
Discovery Parks said that as a housing provider, its parks have been an essential service at a time of crisis.
Parks Victoria closed the lodging and camped in Tidal River at the Wilsons Promontory National Park on Sunday.
Further updates on access to other campsites in the state were expected in the coming days.
But Andrews said families shouldn’t be leaving now that the kids are on vacation.
“It’s going to be a very different school vacation,” Andrews said.
“And it must be. Because if we don’t start taking these things seriously, we’ll talk about a rather surprising tragedy. “
Travel warnings come when regional airline Rex says regional flights to Victoria will stop on April 6.
Rex operates services from Melbourne and Mildura in six locations in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.
The fixed-wing fleet Ambulance Victoria, operated by the subsidiary Rex Pel-Air Aviation, will continue to operate.
Melbourne’s trains and trams and the V / Line network are still operating during normal hours.
Extra cleaning has been introduced and passengers have been urged to stagger travel times to help with social distances.
The Victorian parks operated by Discovery, Top Parks and Big 4 were still open for business, although many guests had returned home.
In a statement, Discovery Parks said that changing travel restrictions meant that some people needed to find accommodation.
“We also have caravan communities that are currently traveling and require a safe place to stay,” says the note.
GREEN LIGHT DATA STIMULES PACKAGES
The multi-billion dollar economic response package to the coronavirus received the final tick of approval in the House of Representatives around 11pm Monday evening.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said that the economic measures, described as the most significant since wartime, were designed to build a bridge to recovery from the other side of the virus.
“We know that the economic situation has deteriorated over the days,” he said at a late night press conference in Parliament.
“The Australian people can be sure that their parliament has reached political division tonight.
“We face an enemy who has no flag and has no face.
“We must deploy every weapon in our arsenal to defeat it.”
The treasurer said he expected around one million Australians to receive the coronavirus supplement.
– Tamsin Rose
AFL PLAYERS OFFER A MASSIVE PAYMENT
AFL players voluntarily offered a 50% cut, with immediate effect.
On one of the darkest days of footy, the 850 players in the game decided to halve their wages until May 31 – the restart date proposed by the competition.
If the 2020 season is abandoned, players will agree to even more drastic reductions in wages.
It came when entire football departments were eliminated under Fair Work provisions. Some will likely be fired in the coming days.
US STOCKS FALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONGRESSIVE FIGHT ON STIMULUS
Wall Street fell on Monday (local time) when the U.S. Congress quarreled over a massive stimulus package as the Federal Reserve unveiled new emergency plans to revive the economy, even with the unlimited purchase of bonds.
The scale of the Federal Reserve’s moves has impressed investors, but in the first few minutes of trading the shares have still dropped as concerns continue to rise over the economic pain caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Central banks are doing everything they can to support the economy as other states and communities close, but investors also want to see the United States government do its part.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO AFL FAN MEMBERS?
Footy fans will have to wait to see if registrations they paid for will be refunded after the AFL season has ended.
While AFL and clubs are facing the fallout from the already shortened season put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, the league has yet to decide what to do with regards to enrollment.
In a statement, AFL said it was working last night.
“The main concern of AFL and the clubs is that members and supporters continue to take the relevant precautions to ensure that their health and well-being is critical,” he said.
“AFL will work with clubs to ensure that their members are well-informed and clubs will continue to communicate with their members during this temporary suspension of the season.”
AFL Fans Association President Gerry Eeman said supporters want clarity.
“Fans don’t want a refund, they want the option to get a refund,” he said.
“Because many fans realize that their clubs are in danger of folding but if you don’t have money alone, it’s a luxury they can’t afford to treat them like a donation.
“Some will do it … but people who have just lost their jobs and don’t have much money to feed their family need the option to get a refund.”
In a memo to members, Hawthorn President Jeff Kennett said yesterday that he doubted that the AFL season will resume “before July soon.”
“This therefore means that the revenue generated by the competition and the clubs has been drastically reduced,” he said.
“For Hawthorn, we continue to receive revenue from registrations and some sponsorships.
“I thank all the members who promised their support for the club, it is more crucial than ever.”
It comes when the Yarra Junior Football League reconsidered its decision to start its season before the AFL recommended start date of May 31, in response to fears of the coronavirus.
The Picola and District Football Netball League has decided to “postpone” his season until May 2nd and to reconsider his position on April 17th “subject to the status of the COVID-19 pandemic” “.
– Peter Rolfe
ITALIAN POLITICS “FORGIVE THEM S —“
Politicians in Italy, where nearly 60,000 people have coronavirus and 5500 have died, are going crazy in an attempt to beat their rebel components to obey a national blockade amid the coronavirus.
“I receive news that some would like to organize graduation parties. We will send the police – with flamethrowers,” says Campania president Vincenzo De Luca in a video.
You can see four other Italian mayors and politicians agitating people for breaking the rules during the global crisis,
In a country famous for being overrun with tourists and party-goers, the new normal – blocking and being safe – is obviously not reaching many people easily.
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The former star of the stars becomes the latest to test positively
At 14:00 local time in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Energetyk-BGU kicked off the new top flight season against BATE Borisov.
After the Turkish Super Lig finally stopped games on Thursday, the Eastern European nation is the last on the continent to play again.
Minnows Energetyk-BGU scored a 3-1 shock victory over the country’s most successful club in front of 730 fans – meaning the stadium at the city’s state university was half full.
Last year Hleb hung boots in Isloch Minsk. On Saturday, when his old club kicked off their season, he stayed away. But there is little caution being exercised elsewhere in Belarus.
Hleb said: “The whole world is now watching the Belarusian league. Everyone should go to television and see us.
“When the NHL ended the season, many ice hockey players went to Russia to play. Maybe Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could come to the Belarusian championship to continue. You know?
“It is the only place in Europe where you can play football. At least then the Belarusian people will be happy.”
Given the country’s largest response to the pandemic, it is perhaps not surprising that the authorities have yet to suspend the football championship.
While European governments took aggressive action last week, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko proposed “tractor therapy” to fight the virus.
He said: “People work in tractors, nobody talks about the virus. In villages, the tractor will heal everyone. The fields heal everyone.”
Lukashenko, in power in Belarus since 1994 and nicknamed the last European dictator, leads one of the continent’s most secret and authoritarian regimes. Freedom of the press and political opposition are severely limited.
In response to the outbreak of the virus, which recorded 51 confirmed cases in the country last Thursday, the President said that Belarusians “do not suffer from the same psychosis as those in Western Europe”.
But Hleb isn’t buying it. He added: “The coronavirus has closed the Champions League and the Europa League. This is fine, because you have to try to stop it. Uefa has done the right thing.
Juve Star is positive
“But in Belarus, it’s as if nobody cares. It’s incredible. Maybe in a week or two we will stop here. Maybe our President is just waiting to see what happens with the virus.
“Everyone here knows what happened in Italy and Spain. It doesn’t look good.
“But in our country, the people of the presidential administration believe that it is not as extreme as the news say.
“Many young people and students here think so. I keep home with my family. But when I go out, the streets and restaurants are still busy. “
The national team was due to face Georgia in a game sold out in Tbilisi next week in a Euro 2020 qualifying playoff, the largest game in the country’s history.
Since winning independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, he has been the closest to qualifying for a major international tournament.
Hleb said: “Everyone trained normally, preparing for the new season. They don’t care.
“I worry about my health and my family. I am keeping minimal contact. I won’t go to Isloch.
“It is very difficult to explain our country. All the championships have closed but we don’t seem to think it’s a problem. Why? I don’t know.”
(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve launched an extraordinary series of programs on Monday to support an economy that opposes the vast trade restrictions that scientists believe are necessary to slow the coronavirus pandemic and ultimately keep more people. safe.
PHOTO FILE: The Federal Reserve building pictured in Washington, United States, on July 16, 2018. REUTERS / Leah Millis / File Photo
For the first time, the Fed will support purchases of corporate bonds, guarantee direct loans to businesses and “soon” launch a program to obtain credit for small and medium-sized enterprises. He also said that he will expand his asset purchases than is necessary to stabilize the financial markets.
The series of actions marks a massive intervention by the American central bank beyond the financial markets, where it has so far concentrated its firepower, in the real economy of the United States.
“It’s their bazooka time,” said Russell Price, chief economist at Ameriprise Financial Services in Troy, Michigan.
Nearly a third of the population of the United States has been urged to stay indoors as governors from California to New York have sent “social distancing” and the closure of non-essential activities to slow the spread of the virus from person to person.
With the rapid disappearance of customers, starving companies may be able to tap into the Fed’s “lifeblood” to stay afloat as the arrests continue, said Professor Tim Duy of the University of Oregon.
“The Fed is still working to maintain credit flow because they know what happened during the Depression (when) too many companies ran out,” Duy said. “The more damage that occurs, the more difficult it will be to restart the economy.”
However, he said, without massive tax aid, such efforts will not be enough to stem the tide of what economists interviewed by Reuters’ estimate could be a million unemployment claims across the nation within a week, with more to come.
U.S. equities declined Monday and U.S. treasury yields declined after the announcement, as US lawmakers struggled to reach agreement on a far-reaching coronavirus stimulus package on Monday after remaining short of a deal over the weekend.
US corporate credit investors, for their part, welcomed the move by the Fed, driving up the prices of the exchange-traded funds of US investment grade corporate bonds.
Under the new programs, the Fed will provide student loans, credit card loans and US government-guaranteed loans to small businesses and loans to larger employers in the amount of four years of bridge financing.
Hundreds of thousands of people have already filed for unemployment insurance in California alone, the state governor said over the weekend. Many analysts are projecting the U.S. economy to shrink faster in the next quarter than any other during the Great Recession.
In a statement the Fed said that the effort, unanimously approved by the members of the Federal Open Market Committee, was undertaken because “it became clear that our economy will face serious disturbances” following the health crisis. “Our nation’s first priority is to take care of those affected and limit further spread of the virus.”
The Fed cut loan costs to zero last week and took other emergency measures to keep the commercial paper, Treasury and foreign dollar markets functional.
“This is the Fed’s total effort to ensure that the economic sector and families can continue,” said Sam Bullard, Wells Fargo Securities’ senior economist.
“The Fed is doing everything it can.”
Reporting Howard Schneider to Washington and Ann Saphir to San Francisco; Additional reports from Sinead Carew, Kate Duguid and Jonnelle Marte in New York; Curated by Dan Burns and Andrea Ricci
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(Reuters) – New Jersey said Monday that it plans to temporarily release low-risk inmates serving prison terms in the county to limit the spread of coronavirus, following similar movements by some cities and counties in the United States.
The announcement was followed by an order on Sunday evening by the New Jersey chief of justice Stuart Rabner to suspend or commute the penalties imposed for violations of probation and municipal judicial convictions.
The order will release up to 1,000 inmates, said the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal said at a press conference that they would be released by Tuesday morning.
As a career attorney, Grewal said he “did not enjoy” releasing prisoners, but that the decision was justified by the seriousness of the health risk. He also indicated the infections that had occurred in New York City prisons.
“We know and have seen across the river that prisons can be disease incubators, so we need to take bold and drastic steps,” said Grewal, adding that inmates would be under house orders and would complete their sentences once that the crisis was over.
Prisons and prisons are climbing to safeguard a prisoner population that includes many people with basic medical problems.
The United States has more people behind bars than any other nation, about 2.3 million as of 2017, including around 1.5 million in state and federal prisons and another 745,000 in local prisons, according to the Statistical Office of Justice of the United States.
Last week the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, announced the release of 40 detainees from Rikers Island prison in light of the pandemic, and said on Sunday that another 23 would be released.
Other cities and counties in the United States are considering or have adopted similar policies.
Last week, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the county had taken action since late February to reduce the prison population of 617 inmates. This was done by releasing prisoners with less than 30 days in prison and changing the bail policies used to determine which arrests would receive a subpoena in respect of their custody.
While many state prisons have taken steps to limit the spread of the virus, such as banning visitors, they typically require a court order to release the detainees. Federal prisons face similar restrictions, although President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will consider an executive order to free “totally nonviolent prisoners” from these structures.
An official with the union representing federal prisoners called on Attorney General William Barr to temporarily stop the movement of all prisoners between the structures until the virus can be contained.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate’s impetus to pass a $ 1 trillion coronavirus response law remained hampered last Sunday, while Democrats asked for more money to help governments and state and local hospitals while Republicans have urged swift action to give funding markets a sign of encouragement.
On Sunday, the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed in the 100-member chamber to get the Republican plan on a procedural hurdle after days of negotiations, with 47 senators voting in favor and 47 against.
Later on Sunday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, announced that he would hold a repeat vote on Monday, only to be blocked by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
In response, McConnell accused the Democrats of “reckless behavior” that could further upset the financial markets and delay the much needed aid to combat the coronavirus epidemic.
But the Democrats maintained their position with Schumer by calling the republican plan “a gigantic corporate bailout fund”.
Among the partisan attacks, Schumer said that private negotiations were making progress. White House legislative link Eric Ueland told reporters that a “handful” of disagreements has yet to be resolved.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shuttled between the offices of the Republican leader and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in search of an agreement. At one point, Mnuchin also indicated to reporters that progress was being made.
Negotiations marked Congress’s third effort to mitigate the economic toll of a disease that killed at least 420 people in the United States and resulted in over 33,000 illness, leading governors to order nearly a third of the nation’s population to stay at home and put many business activities on hold.
Following two successful emergency aid bills, this latest effort includes financial aid for regular Americans, small businesses and critically affected industries, including airlines.
Democrats raised objections to the Senate Republican bill all day, with Schumer saying it had “many, many problems” and would benefit corporate interests at the expense of hospitals, healthcare professionals, cities and states.
The failure of the measure to move has brought Democrats and Republicans back to the negotiating table. The speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has said that the Democrats in that house will begin to develop an alternative bill.
Schumer said that more money is needed for community health centers, nursing homes, masks, fans, personal protective equipment and aid to state and local governments.
In the Senate, a visibly angry McConnell accused the Democrats of obstruction.
United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media after a meeting to end work on coronavirus economic aid legislation during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) in Washington , in the United States, March 22, 2020. REUTERS / Mary F. Calvert
“Even if Democrats turn the tide tomorrow, the vote they cast today will almost certainly cause more Americans to lose their jobs and older retirement savings earned hard to literally evaporate,” he said.
Lawmakers were aware that failure to reach an agreement on Sunday could beat financial markets as early as Monday.
But Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said it wouldn’t precipitate Democrats into an agreement they didn’t want.
“Markets always come back,” he said.
As a sign of the spread of the disease, Republican Senator Rand Paul said Sunday to be positive. Republican Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney have said they want to self-quarantine accordingly.
During a briefing in the White House on Sunday, President Donald Trump said he still hopes that a massive aid package can move quickly to Congress.
“They are very close to making a deal,” said Trump. “So I would be surprised if they didn’t and if they don’t, I frankly think that the American people will be very angry with the Democrats because the Republicans are ready to approve an agreement. The only reason an agreement has not been possible is the pure politics “.
Vice President Mike Pence said 254,000 Americans have been tested for the virus and just over 30,000 tested positive.
Trump said he activated the National Guard in the three states most affected by the epidemic: California, New York and Washington.
The controversial provisions of the Senate bill included those aimed at helping companies rather than workers, as well as those that allowed the government to delay disclosure of which companies, states or municipalities had received aid for up to six months.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic candidate to challenge Trump in the U.S. presidential election in November, blew up the President’s handling of the crisis.
“President Trump has overlooked, downplayed and lied about this virus,” Biden said in a statement. “Stop lying and start acting. Take advantage of all your authorities now to make sure we are producing all the essential goods and delivering them. ”
Mnuchin told Fox News Sunday that the package would include loans for small businesses, direct deposits that could give an average family of four $ 3,000 and up to $ 4 trillion in liquidity for the US Federal Reserve to help businesses overcome the next 90-120 days.
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A republican bill issued by Reuters gives the United States Treasury authority to provide up to $ 500 billion in loans, loan guarantees and other investments in eligible businesses, states and municipalities during the crisis.
Of these, up to $ 50 billion could provide loans and loan guarantees for passenger airlines, $ 8 billion for cargo air carriers and $ 17 billion for companies critical to national security.
The remaining $ 425 billion would be available for loans, loan guarantees and other investments for the Fed to provide liquidity to help the financial system lend to businesses, states and municipalities.
Reporting by Richard Cowan, Susan Heavey, Arshad Mohammed and Andrea Shalal; Written by Arshad Mohammed and James Oliphant; Editing by Diane Craft, Stephen Coates and Michael Perry
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United States President Donald Trump gestures during a press conference amid the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) in Washington DC, the United States, on March 22, 2020. REUTERS / Yuri Gripas
(Reuters) – President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States will make a decision at the end of a 15-day period on “which way we want to go”, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
“We can’t let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” he said on Twitter. It did not elaborate.
Trump released new guidelines on March 16 aimed at slowing the spread of the disease for 15 days.
Since then, the Trump administration has pushed for aggressive steps to stem the economic blow of the epidemic, after the president has spent several weeks minimizing risks.
Almost one in three Americans have been ordered to stay home to slow the spread of the virus, while Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware have become the last states to apply extensive restrictions, along with the city of Philadelphia.
They joined New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey, home to 101 million Americans combined.
Coronavirus cases in the United States exceeded 32,000, with over 415 deaths, according to a Reuters count. (Graph: tmsnrt.rs/2w7hX9T)
On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the blockade affecting large segments of the American public could last 10 to 12 weeks, or until early June.
Reporting Shubham Kalia in Bangalore; Curated by Kim Coghill, Robert Birsel
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