BRUSSELS – It is still too early to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the European Union economy, the bloc’s economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday.
‘An assemenet and a serious forecast is not yet possible’, Gentiloni told a news conference in Brussels, acknowledging that there had already been ‘a partial materialization’ of the downside risk posed by the epidemic.
NEW YORK – New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | New York Deaths Double In 3 Days, With Worst To Come
BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Bulgaria plans to extend its national emergency by a month to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Wednesday, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 422. The Black Sea state’s parliament voted unanimously on March 13 to declare a state of emergency until April 13. … Continue reading TRAVEL | Bulgaria Plans To Extend Emergency Until May 13
BERLIN – Germany will extend social distancing measures introduced last month to slow the spread of the coronavirus to April 19 and the government will re-evaluate the situation the Easter holiday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. Germany has closed schools, shops, restaurants, playgrounds and sports facilities and many companies have stopped production to help … Continue reading NEWS | Merkel Tells Germans To Stay Home Until After Easter To Beat Virus