Europe

23.03.2020

Italian COVID-19 deaths pass China's total; cases surge in Europe

With reports of 427 more deaths reported today, Italy's fatality count has now passed China's, as case numbers continued to surge across much of Europe and the disease makes inroads on other continents, including Africa and the Americas.

In other key developments, China today had no new locally acquired cases, though...

With reports of 427 more deaths reported today, Italy's fatality count has now passed China's, as case numbers continued to surge across much of Europe and the disease makes inroads on other continents, including Africa and the Americas.

In other key developments, China today had no new locally acquired cases, though...

23.03.2020

Chinese medical supplies arrive in Athens in aid of Greece's COVID-19 fight

Approximately eight tons of medical supplies provided by the Chinese government to Greece after Athens' urgent request arrived on Saturday morning at Athens international airport on an Air China flight.

The aid consists of 550,000 masks and sets of protective gear, according to a release issued by the Chinese embassy in...

Approximately eight tons of medical supplies provided by the Chinese government to Greece after Athens' urgent request arrived on Saturday morning at Athens international airport on an Air China flight.

The aid consists of 550,000 masks and sets of protective gear, according to a release issued by the Chinese embassy in...

23.03.2020

China's Hisense to close its European factories over coronavirus

Chinese home appliances maker Hisense will close all its European factories from March 23 to April 4 in response to the coronavirus outbreaks in Europe, Slovenia-based Hisense Gorenje said on Friday.

It said the company has sufficient materials to continue production but has decided to stop it to help reduce the...

Chinese home appliances maker Hisense will close all its European factories from March 23 to April 4 in response to the coronavirus outbreaks in Europe, Slovenia-based Hisense Gorenje said on Friday.

It said the company has sufficient materials to continue production but has decided to stop it to help reduce the...

23.03.2020

Swiss tech giant ABB resumes construction of robotics factory in Shanghai

Swiss tech giant ABB has resumed the construction of its robotics factory in Shanghai, as the coronavirus outbreak has eased.

The company said its plan to put the new plant into operation in 2021 remains unchanged.

With a total investment of 150 million U.S. dollars, the plant broke ground in September last...

Swiss tech giant ABB has resumed the construction of its robotics factory in Shanghai, as the coronavirus outbreak has eased.

The company said its plan to put the new plant into operation in 2021 remains unchanged.

With a total investment of 150 million U.S. dollars, the plant broke ground in September last...

16.03.2020

Coronavirus: Beijing backtracks, Paris locks up and Spain locks down

The French prime minister announced the closure of cafes, restaurants and all public places “non-essential” to public life, including cinemas and discos, from midnight on Saturday . Edouard Philippe said: “We must absolutely limit movement, meetings and contacts.” But he allowed food shops, tobacconists, banks and public transport to remain...

The French prime minister announced the closure of cafes, restaurants and all public places “non-essential” to public life, including cinemas and discos, from midnight on Saturday . Edouard Philippe said: “We must absolutely limit movement, meetings and contacts.” But he allowed food shops, tobacconists, banks and public transport to remain...


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