China’s Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council holds a news briefing on preventing imported COVID-19 cases from overseas. Officials from China’s General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Transport, Civil Aviation Administration and National Immigration Administration answer questions from reporters.
Global air traffic demand fell 14% in February, the most since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as airlines were “hit by a sledgehammer called COVID-19,” the International Air Transport Association said. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUS The decline reflects a record collapse in travel in China that month and a 41% tumble in demand in the Asia-Pacific region, … Read more Airline Industry Warns of Crisis Bigger Than 9/11 Aftermath
With the fight against COVID-19 pitting the world against the disease, the Chinese Commerce Ministry announces measures on services for foreign companies. As production resumes, local governments are coordinating efforts at factories in different sectors. For instance, the government is helping to facilitate resumption at more than 20 producers of vehicle parts in one province … Read more Beijing takes measures to help foreign companies
Qatar has increased restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. There have been more than 800 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and two deaths in the country. The crisis has taken its toll on many businesses, particularly aviation, and Qatar Airways is one of them. Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari has more from Doha. – Subscribe … Read more Qatar Airways launches new measures to tackle COVID-19
The State Council Information Office holds a press conference in Beijing on the health and security of Chinese overseas students during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry Education, National Health Commission and Civil Aviation Administration of China answer questions from media.
If Virgin Gets AUD $1.4B Bailout, Qantas Wants AUD $4.2B! ABC News Australia reports that Virgin is seeking AUD $1.4billion from the Australian Government… and Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion, as airlines feel the pinch of the Covid-19 pandemic. Virgin Australia confirms it wants $1.4 billion from the Federal Government … Read more Virgin seeks AUD $1.4 billion bailout, Qantas says if that happens, it wants AUD $4.2 billion | The Business
There has been a generally positive response to the Australian governments massive wage subsidy plan to help employees and businesses through the coming months of this coronavirus crisis. In this update: 0:35 JobKeeper wage subsidy to cushion the economy 0:40 Public gatherings limited to two people 0:58 Spain cases overtake China, Italy extends lockdown 1:22 … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday 31 March | ABC News
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World leaders are being forced to take drastic, emergency measures to confont the worsening Coronavirus crisis. They’re meant to keep people alive, but are killing the global economy. And few industries have been hit as hard as airlines. The International Air Transport Association says the industry stands to lose more than $250 billion dollars in … Read more Can airlines survive the coronavirus crisis? I Inside Story
Rich nations have spent more than $9 trillion so far on tackling the economic fallout from COVID-19. And more spending is on the way as governments try to ensure there is a functioning economy post the pandemic. The damage done is likely to surpass the financial crisis and maybe even the Great Depression. It is … Read more Pandemic proves there is only one world reserve currency | Counting the Cost