On the evening of Monday, March 16, French President Emmanuel macron made a televised address to the nation, in which he announced the introduction of a quarantine in the country in connection with the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictive measures come into force on March 17 and will last for at least 15 days.
French people should only leave their homes if they need to buy food, visit a doctor, or go to work if they can’t work remotely. Any gatherings on the street are prohibited. Penalties are provided for violations of this regime. Continue reading
Us stock exchanges closed on March 16 with a record fall for the second time in a week, CNN reports. This is the largest drop in 33 years since “black Monday” in 1987.
On Monday, March 16, the main us indexes collapsed again. The S&P 500 index fell almost 12 %, and the Nasdaq fell 12.3 %.
The Dow Jones has fallen almost to 3 thousand points, or 12.9 %. This is the worst result since “black Monday” in 1987. Continue reading
On Monday, March 16, several countries announced the closure of borders and the introduction of quarantines due to the spread of the coronavirus. Russia has closed the border with Belarus. Of the 14 land borders of Russia, only two remain open — with Azerbaijan and Finland.
Russia has closed the border with Belarus since March 16. Previously almost all of Russia’s land borders were closed: with Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and the DPRK. In addition, Russia has banned citizens of Italy, Iran, South Korea and China from entering the country. Continue reading