ASX drops as COVID-19 cases mount and banks extend support for borrowers | Finance Report

The growing coronavirus threat to the economy has shaken investors. Bank shares were sold off as the banks’ announced extended support for struggling borrowers.

Phillip Lasker has today’s finance report.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • U.S. to Deliver 3.9 Million Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Doses
  • Japan Lifts Emergency in Osaka Region
  • Global National: Feb. 28, 2021 | Canada faces scrutiny over COVID-19 vaccine rollout
  • 10,339 people in NSW have received the COVID-19 vaccine | 7NEWS
  • Coronavirus: New Zealand’s largest city goes back into lockdown
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