Berlin trying to block US interest in firm working on coronavirus vaccine
Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine.
US eyes aid for airlines, ‘significant’ coronavirus stimulus package
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CBS’ Face the Nation programme the administration would discuss “a number of new proposals” for the airlines with US lawmakers.
Australian states move toward Covid-19 emergency
Australia’s coronavirus death toll has risen to five, with state and territory governments expected to start declaring states of emergency.
Retailers call for ‘responsible shopping’ to quell panic buying
British food retailers are urging customers to shop responsibly during the coronavirus outbreak. British Retail Consortium members sent a joint letter to consumers urging everyone to work together to ensure there is enough food for the country.
Italians sing from their windows amid nationwide lockdown
For the third night in a row, Italians open their windows to sing together and raise their spirits amid the shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak. A series of decrees from the Italian government have drastically limited citizens’ movements in the country.