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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has told restaurants and bars to make sure customers are seated at least one metre apart, the latest step to try to halt the spread of coronavirus. But some establishments are choosing to temporarily close instead, forcing staff to stay at home.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it would inject more dollars into its banking system to ensure businesses have enough funding, amid concerns about the deepening global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 60% of Americans are now 'very' or 'somewhat worried' they or a family member will be exposed to the coronavirus, up from 36% in February, while confidence in the government's ability to respond has fallen sharply, a new poll showed.
(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus epidemic today:
TOKYO (AP): Japan's central bank took emergency action Monday (March 16) to help support the economy following the US Federal Reserve's decision to cut its benchmark interest rate to nearly 0%.
Asia markets tumble as US Federal Reserve cuts benchmark rate amid growing concerns about economic toll of coronavirus
Hong Kong and China stocks both open lowerInvestors not persuaded enough action is being taken to deal with virus’ economic fallout
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland cannot rule out postponing a presidential election set for May because of the coronavirus pandemic, although no such decisions have been taken up to date, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister Pawel Szefernaker said on Saturday.
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway advised its citizens on Saturday not to travel abroad for the next month and urged Norwegians outside the country to consider returning home as soon as possible due to the coronavirus outbreak.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Friday dramatically ramped up its measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus and offset its economic impact, including a surprise half-point interest rate cut and the promise of a significant financial aid package.