Emmanuel Macron drafts French military into ‘coronavirus war’

The French president has launched a special military operation to help fight the coronavirus pandemic in France. Speaking at a military field hospital in the city of Mulhouse, he paid tribute to medics on the frontlines of the pandemic and promised to boost spending on hospitals after years of cuts Coronavirus – latest updates See … Read more Emmanuel Macron drafts French military into ‘coronavirus war’

Covid-19 – France: Macron promised a ‘massive’ new investment plan for public hospitals

French President Macron promised a ‘massive’ new investment plan for public hospitals, after years of cuts in the country’s renowned health care system that have complicated efforts to stem the spread of the virus. ‘Once this crisis is over, a massive investment plan and an upgrade of the career paths will be put in place … Read more Covid-19 – France: Macron promised a ‘massive’ new investment plan for public hospitals

Hairdressers urge PM to stand them down amid coronavirus pandemic | ABC News

Major hairdressing chains have dubbed the National Cabinet’s decision to immediately lift 30-minute restrictions on appointments as “just bonkers” as they warn hairdressers, barbers and clients are at risk from coronavirus. From today, haircuts were meant to be limited to less than 30 minutes as part of further social restrictions agreed to deal with the … Read more Hairdressers urge PM to stand them down amid coronavirus pandemic | ABC News

Coronavirus travel ban, stock market dive and Qantas cuts: Australia’s week in review

In one week, Australia intensified its approach to tackling the coronavirus. The government announced travel bans and restrictions on social gatherings, while the reserve bank and government introduced new financial policy in the face of major economic disruptions Australia coronavirus live updates – banks defer loans for small businesses

Coronavirus: Flight Cancellations Spur Layoffs at Philadelphia Airport

Hundreds of contract workers at Philadelphia International Airport are getting laid off as flight cancellations soar because of the spreading coronavirus, a labor union official said. Gabe Morgan of Local 32BJ of Service Employees International Union said some workers received layoff notices and estimated that 600 to 1,000 of its members will be laid off. … Read more Coronavirus: Flight Cancellations Spur Layoffs at Philadelphia Airport

Trump cuts red tape to approve new coronavirus drug

The US President spoke to press at a daily briefing remarking that the press had been ‘much nicer’ to him after social distancing. Trump called hydroxychloroquine a ‘tremendous breakthrough’ and said it would be available almost immediately to fight coronavirus. Defending ‘right to try’ laws that were created with the intent of allowing terminally ill … Read more Trump cuts red tape to approve new coronavirus drug

Australia Cuts Interest Rate to 0.25% Amid Virus Fallout

Mar.19 — The Reserve Bank of Australia unveiled unprecedented steps to reduce borrowing costs and supply funding to the economy in an effort to limit any permanent damage from the deadly coronavirus. The policy moves announced Thursday included a cut in the nation’s benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 0.25%. Governor Philip Lowe … Read more Australia Cuts Interest Rate to 0.25% Amid Virus Fallout

Keiser Report | From Lost Generation to Last Generation | E1516

In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the ongoing stock market volatility and the emergency rate cuts. They ask whether or not Trump will be forced to introduce an FDR like jobs program if the pandemic continues to force social distancing measures which shut down businesses. In the second half, Max interviews … Read more Keiser Report | From Lost Generation to Last Generation | E1516