Coronavirus Latest News
Instead of blasting you with coronavirus (COVID-19) news every hour, I’m putting together a roundup of news that I come across during the day. Here you can read about total India lockdown, landlords granted mortgage relief, Instacart hiring 300K, Vietnam’s Bikini Airline offering health insurance with flights, free Tinder Passport feature, Italy considering 3,000 euro fines for violations of a nationwide lockdown and latest coronavirus numbers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a “total lockdown” in the country of 1.3 billion people during a televised address Tuesday night, the most extensive stay-at-home order yet in the world’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The 21-day lockdown was set to begin at midnight.
Lots of U.S. landlords may be allowed to fall behind on their mortgage payments amid the coronavirus outbreak in return for not kicking renters out of their apartments.
The on-demand grocery startup said Monday that it seeks to hire 300,000 “full-service shoppers,” who are treated as independent contractors, in North America over the next three months due to increased demand spurred by the coronavirus pandemic. That would more than double its current workforce of full-service shoppers.
iVietJet, the airline that created Vietnam’s first female self-made billionaire, is known as the ‘bikini airline’ for its marketing using women in bikinis dressed up as (and in some cases working as) flight crew. Their marketing tactics have adapted to the current environment where they’re providing coronavirus health insurance coverage with every flight.
Tinder is trying its hardest to make meeting new people easier by making its Passport feature free. Passport allows users to swipe on people from all over the world, no matter where you’re located. You can simply type in your desired city, anywhere in the world, and immediately start exploring potential matches.
Italy’s government may impose fines of up to 3,000 euros for violations of a nationwide lockdown as the country struggles to counter Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak.
And here is a screenshot of the latest numbers in the United States and how it compares to other countries around the world.