Northern Ireland is also locked in the fight against the corona virus. The country announced far-reaching measures that will take effect at the beginning of Sunday.
The Irish government is releasing a mobile phone app that alerts users if someone they have contacted catches the new corona virus. HSE expects the program to be available within 10 days.
As tourists left the country hotels are looking for another use of their accommodation facilities. As the nation braces for massive impact with corona virus hotels are changing to the improvised temporary hospitals and quarantine zones. Citywest complex is rapidly changing its hotel to 750-bed hospital. The conference hall becomes stepdown care for recovering patients.
China with its planed economy was able to mobilize every company to fend off the shortage of the personal protection items intended to use during the COVID-19 outbreak. As things seem to be getting better in China the excess of PPE (personal protective equipment) is shipped across the world. Airbus delivers four million face masks to Spain and France. Meanwhile the Irish national airline operator...
Aircraft maker Airbus has flown 4 million medical masks from China to Spain. The French company has organized an airlift between Europe and China to provide protective equipment for medical personnel.
Pope Francis – confronting a deserted square – has given his blessing to the city of Rome and the World from the steps in front of St. Peter’s cathedral. A unique event, because the urbi et orbi is usually reserved for a few specific occasions: at Christmas and Easter and just after the election of a new pope.
Consumer confidence in France fell slightly in March. The French statistics office reported this. It should be noted, however, that the investigation was largely conducted before major measures were announced to curb the corona pandemic.
Eurozone and UK economies are shrinking 2 percent this year. Credit rating agency S&P Global makes this estimate. The researchers at the leading credit rating agency point to, among other things, the sharply rising costs of coping with the corona crisis. At the beginning of March, S&P Global still anticipated 0.5 percent growth in the eurozone economy.