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Canada’s Big Six banks to allow deferral of mortgage payments by 6 months

Image of skyscrapers looking upwards towards the sky

PortandTerminal.com, March 18, 2020 Canada’s Big Six banks are taking coordinated action on the mortgage front as the nation’s economy faces the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact. TORONTO, ONTARIO – Canada six’s largest banks have announced they will be allowing the deferral of mortgage payments by six months amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release late Tuesday, Royal …

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How many Americans will die from coronavirus? Between 1.4 to 5.1 million.

Emergency ward in chaos

PortandTerminal.com, March 12, 2020 Up to 150 million Americans are expected to contract the coronavirus, congressional doctor says. Let’s look at what that implies in terms of deaths. WASHINGTON – NBC is reporting that Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, said he expects somewhere between 70 million to 150 million people in the …

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BREAKING: Fauci to congress – “It’s going to get worse. Millions of deaths possible.”

Dr. Fauci testified to congress. Seated at desk. Seated people behind him

PortandTerminal.com, March 11, 2020 WASHINGTON – Doctor Anthony S. Fauci, a respected coronavirus expert testified before congress today about the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and is widely respected for his work during the AIDS epidemic. He counts a Presidential Medal of Freedom amongst his many honors. …

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Speculation swirls that Pope has been infected by coronavirus

Pope Francis coughs as he leads the weekly Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 1, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

PortandTerminal.com, March 1, 2020 Pope Francis has cancelled a third day of scheduled events to recuperate from an undisclosed illness. There is growing speculation that the Pope may have contracted coronavirus. VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said he was skipping a planned week-long retreat outside Rome with members of the Vatican curia, citing a cold that has kept him from …

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VIRUS UPDATE: France Limits Events.Unexplained cases on US West Coast

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask walks past stores in Seoul

BLOOMBERG, February 29, 2020, 12:32 PM AST Iran and South Korea reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases while unexplained infections in California, Oregon and Washington indicated the disease is spreading on the U.S. West Coast. Iran reported another 205 cases, including five lawmakers, while the number of infections in South Korea soared 35%, or by more than 800, in 24 …

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‘Animals live for man’: China’s appetite for wildlife likely to survive virus

Bowl of stew with a whole pangolin

Reuters, February 17, 2020 Until China cracks down on its inhumane and dangerous consumption of wild animals, is another serious virus outbreak not inevitable? HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – For the past two weeks China’s police have been raiding houses, restaurants and makeshift markets across the country, arresting nearly 700 people for breaking the temporary ban on catching, selling or eating …

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China heads back to work. “It will be harder to curb the spread of the virus” – official

Chinese woman wearing surgical mask riding up an escalator

Reuters, February 9, 2020 “The capacity of communities and flow of people will greatly increase and the difficulty of virus prevention and control will further rise,” BEIJING (Reuters) – People across China trickled back work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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Maersk, CMA CGM blank sailings as coronavirus cuts demand

PortandTerminal.com, February 4, 2020 Maersk and CMA CGM announced blank sailings last Friday as the container lines see reduced demand due to the coronavirus outbreak in China and the extension of the Lunar New Year holiday COPENHAGEN – Last Friday CMA CGM announced on its website that “due to recent demand deterioration on the Asia / North Europe trade caused by the Coronavirus …

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How do you feed 50 million people held in quarantine?

Two women grocery shopping at a Chinese shop, both wearing surgical face masks.

PortandTerminal.com, February 1, 2020 Despite the lockdown, it appears that there are no major food shortages in Wuhan. Supplies are there for those brave enough to go outside to get them. BEIJING – As the official number of coronavirus cases today passed the 12,000 mark, the Chinese government desperately continues its fight to stop the virus from spreading further. At …

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Dubai port operator DP World suspends staff travel to China

DP World container terminal. Cranes lowering containers onto trucks

Reuters, January 28, 2020 DUBAI — DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has suspended all staff travel to China until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak there. Companies including Facebook, LG Electronics and Standard Chartered are among those restricting travel for employees to China, where the death toll from a flu-like virus rose above 100 on …

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