Who’s investing during the Covid-19 pandemic, and in what?

The Covid-19 pandemic has stalled business decisions in many parts of the world, including major investments. Some start-ups, however, continue to raise funding. In this programme, we speak to Pascal Cagni, founder of C4 Ventures, about his fund’s investments and the landscape in general during the crisis. Also in the show, our correspondents report from Australia on how international students there are struggling because of the impact of the virus. Plus, as lockdown restrictions are lifted in France, nightclub owners still have no idea when they will be able to re-open.

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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

  • Cuomo Announces ‘Emergency Hospital Measures’ to Fight Covid Surge
  • ABC News Prime: COVID-19 surge; Iran nuke expert assassination; SCOTUS takes Trump’s immigrant plan
  • WA Premier Mark McGowan is providing a COVID-19 update | ABC News
  • Massive Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Network Prepares For Approval | NBC Nightly News
  • NY Gov. Cuomo Orders Hospitals to Take Steps to Fight Covid
  • In This Story: Lockdown

    During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

    3 Recent Items: Lockdown

  • Labour to abstain and Tory unrest over tough new measures for England | ITV News
  • Life Under Lockdown: ITV News finds grief and hope in Nottingham | ITV News
  • Coronavirus: Toronto reports 643 new COVID-19 cases, another record-breaking day
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