20 May 2020

Spain’s leader asks parliament for 2 more weeks of lockdown

On Wednesday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez asked parliament to endorse the extension of Spain’s state of emergency imposed as a result of the devastating COVID-19 outbreak in the country that has killed at least 27,000. This would mark the fifth two-week extension of the state of emergency, which is

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19 May 2020

Global worries as infections spike in Russia, Brazil, India

COVID-19 cases have been increasing in India, South Africa, and Mexico, indicating that the pandemic is far from over despite success in the UK, Italy, and Spain. Russia and Brazil now follow only the US for the highest number of reported infections. Asia, Europe, and the US have been easing

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18 May 2020

Over 100 Million in China’s Northeast Face Renewed Lockdown

In China, roughly 108 million in the country’s northeast region face renewed lockdown restrictions after a growing cluster of COVID-19 infections causes widespread panic and backslide. After reopening public spaces and allowing residents to move about, cities in the Jilin province have abruptly returned to previous lockdown protocol, cutting off

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14 May 2020

Soaring Prices, Rotting Crops: Coronavirus Triggers Global Food Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic occurred during a plentiful harvest season as nearly no countries faced food shortages. However, analysis supports that after transport disruptions, restrictions, and processing breakdowns, the global food supply will face severe difficulties and may put vulnerable regions at risk. Food prices for necessities such as rice and

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11 May 2020

Renewed outbreaks in South Korea, Germany and China show continued risk as more countries seek to reopen

A new cluster of COVID-19 cases has emerged in Seoul, South Korea, which has renewed fear of the second wave of infections in re-opening countries. South Korea was among the first countries to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, however, after weeks of low infection rates, it had begun to loosen

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08 May 2020

Why China Is Withholding Stimulus Amid Coronavirus-Sparked Downturn

China’s economy has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that caused Chinese cities to go into lockdown for over two months in some cases. The country suffered its first quarter of economic contraction since the 1970s, with millions of jobs lost and businesses closing. However, China has not yet

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08 May 2020

Virus could kill 190,000 Africans and ‘smolder’ in continent

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Africa faces a huge potential COVID-19 risk, stating that they estimate 190,000 people could die on the continent in the first year of the pandemic. The WHO is also concerned that the virus could threaten the region for years. The UN Health

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06 May 2020

US infection rate rising outside New York as states open up

The COVID-19 infection rate in several different US states is rising, indicating that the rest of the US is moving in the wrong direction in comparison to New York, which has made significant progress against the virus. Despite these statistics, states are beginning to lift their lockdowns. On average, new

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05 May 2020

Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars

The US has stated that it plans to borrow a record $3 trillion in the second quarter of 2020 to combat the risks presented by COVID-19. Coronavirus-related rescue packages have blown up the federal spending budget as the country tries to aid businesses struggling financially due to lockdown closures. The

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01 May 2020

Protesters in Lebanon Demand Economic Relief as Coronavirus Lockdown Eases

This week, Lebanon began to reopen businesses and return to normal life after a pandemic lockdown, however, protestors have taken to the streets to demand economic relief from the country’s deteriorating economy. This is the first sign of a violent backlash following the weeks Lebanon spent under lockdown. On Tuesday,

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