COVID-19: Trump signs $2-trillion recovery plan
President Donald Trump also took the long-called-for step of invoking the Defense Production Act
"I want to thank Democrats and Republicans for coming together and putting America first," Trump said."This will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation's families, workers and businesses. That's what this is all about."
READ:German tourist on a group trip in SA tests positive for COVID-19The president also took the long-called-for step of invoking the Defense Production Act to compel auto giant General Motors to quickly honor its commitment to making ventilators, machines crucial to keeping critically ill coronavirus patients alive but which are in short supply in hospitals.
"GM was wasting time," the president alleged.The need is acute in New York state, the US hotbed of the epidemic where 44,635 infections have been confirmed.READ:Public warned not to taunt SANDFThe death toll there increased Friday to 519 -- up from 385 the previous day -- but Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed optimism that the increase in the hospitalization rate has slowed.
Cuomo announced the creation of temporary hospitals in large facilities in each borough of New York City -- including at a horse racing track in Queens -- in the model of an already-constructed space in Manhattan's Javits Center.The bill pumps $100 billion into hospitals and health facilities in critical need of medical gear like personal protective equipment and intensive care beds, creates a $500 billion loan reserve for large corporations including airlines, and provides $377 billion in grants to small businesses.
It also dramatically expands unemployment assistance, aid that will cushion the blow for a staggering 3.3 million people who filed jobless claims in the week ending March 21. Read more: eNCA »
When all else fails, thrown money at it This is not interested in saving peoples life...his only after the economy and making money for him self!! He doesnt care how many people die! This man is more interested in saving the economy and protecting his friends' assets than saving his own people. Bt he cant enforce lockdwn hw he kills pple juss like wat obama dd
SABC closes Kimberley offices after staffer tests positive for Covid-19The SABC has closed its Kimberley offices and has asked all employees to quarantine after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
Hospitals in Lagos short of protective gear as Covid-19 cases riseNigerian health workers in Lagos State may be at risk of being infected with the coronavirus because of shortages of personal protective clothing and equipment at public hospitals. How can they be short when all Nigerians are in South Africa?
Zim brings back the US dollar as it attempts to deal with Covid-19Zimbabwe has temporarily re-introduced the use of the US dollar as a medium of exchange as part of its fight against Covid-19, the Reserve Bank said. Must be so hard to manage the country under such circumstances. We have huge problems but Zim... so much more stressful!
WHO says doesn’t know if HIV+ persons are more at risk of Covid-19HIV 'needs to be taken into account when various governments across the continent implement their interventions to minimise the spread of the deadly virus'.
Waterless Khayelitsha residents fear Covid-19 - The Mail & GuardianAs the country prepares to go into lockdown, residents fear that they may be at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19. SA Gov has got other reasons as well for this lockdown ! WesternCapeGov really not the time to be disputing water payments when we're in a crisis. WTF? May I ask what the hell local, provincial and national govt are doing about this?
Butchery owner arrested for price hiking during Covid-19 outbreakThe owner of Longbury Meat Market in Phoenix, Durban, has been arrested for hiking prices in contravention of the Consumer Protection Act regulations and the Disaster Management Act regulations. Some good news She's unlucky. How about all the Spars and Shoprite having no buskets and and trolleys. One has to pay some money to get one, cos we've got to get some food for the lock down.