At a factory belonging to Europe's largest coffin maker, OGF, in eastern France, workers are doing overtime to meet demand from families parting with their loved ones. “Due to the epidemic, we decided to manufacture just four models of coffins that are top sellers with families” compared to the 15 types usually on offer, said factory director Emmanuel Garret.
In a general sense, airlines around the world have already realized the short-term effects and the best way to survive the coronavirus crisis. Now, another vital question faces the industry: how demand for air travel will behave after the pandemic is under control?
The chief of the Brazilian Lower House, Rodrigo Maia has held a round of political talks and contacts to discuss the current course of the government and attitude of president Jair Bolsonaro regarding the current Covid 19 pandemics.
Foreigners who broke a coronavirus lockdown in an Indian town made famous by the Beatles, were forced to repent by writing I am so sorry - 500 times, officials said on Sunday. The nationwide lockdown was imposed near the end of March, with residents permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a solo Easter concert from an empty Milan Cathedral streamed live to millions of people around the world in coronavirus lockdown. The Music for Hope performance, which was streamed on YouTube from Milan's Duomo cathedral, has been watched more than 22 million times so far.
Oil prices jumped on Monday after swinging wildly in early trading as investors weighed whether a historic deal by the world’s biggest producers to cut output would be enough to steady a market pummeled by the coronavirus.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again took to the streets of Brasilia, drawing crowds and greeting followers in his latest public pushback against social isolation measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
European Union finance ministers have agreed on a massive emergency package designed to ensure that member-states hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic will have the necessary resources to rebuild their economies.
Latin America's biggest airline, the Brazilian-Chilean group LATAM, is suspending all international flights until May because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Peru canceled a controversial measure restricting public movement by gender to try to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, after just over a week. A decree in the official gazette stated that instead of men and women leaving their homes on alternate days “to buy food, pharmaceutical products and perform financial operations, only one person per family unit can move from Monday to Saturday.”