The Falkland Islands hospital, KEMH, announced on Monday it has received 28 coronavirus test results back from the UK which are all negative for COVID-19, which according to the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rebecca Edwards means that at this stage the Falkland Islands does not yet have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Russian oil production giant Rosneft said it had ceased operating in Venezuela and transferred its assets to a company own entirely by the Russian government. The move is apparently intended to shield the company from US sanctions aimed at punishing entities that do business with the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Factory activity in China unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting sharply to a record low, but the rapid global spread of the coronavirus is expected to keep businesses and the overall economy under heavy pressure as foreign demand slumps.
In an update on the measures announced on 26 March for self-employed workers and private-sector workers, referred to the current coronavirus global pandemic, the Falkland Islands Executive Council has approved two additional eligibility criteria.
With the arrival of extra supplies of pharmaceuticals and equipment on the UK/Falklands Airbridge last Friday evening, the hospital in Stanley, KEMH, has put into effect its well-developed plans for handling Covid 19 cases.
Brazil's JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, believes that the coronavirus pandemic may cause container shortages, port disruptions, and other logistical problems, but that exports should remain strong thanks to Chinese demand.
Brazil’s Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA) held a live debate via Instagram on March 27 to assess the impact the coronavirus has had on exports.
As of this Monday 30 March, the Falklands' Education Department is providing childcare for the children of essential key workers to enable them to go to work. Parents in this category have been contacted directly. Home learning packs are being delivered to those who were unable to collect them.
RSK, an integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has acquired construction company Morrison Falklands Ltd (now trading as RSK Falkland Islands) and consulting engineering practice Nicholas O’Dwyer, according to reports in the Irish media.
LATAM Airlines Group and its affiliates announced today that they will temporarily suspend additional international services until April 30, 2020, due to travel restrictions put in place by national authorities and lower demand resulting from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.