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 the historic stimulus deal for $2 trillion, where airlines are parking their grounded planes, accidental foam discharge at Delta’s hangar, Boeing rejecting stimulus money, Amazon new policy and how it affects sellers, and latest coronavirus numbers.
The White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion package to provide a jolt to an economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of marathon negotiations that produced one of the most expensive and far-reaching measures in the history of Congress.
With demand for air travel in a nose dive, U.S. airlines are taking hundreds of commercial planes out of service and parking them in remote desert airports, with the hope that the aircraft will be back in the air shortly. The coronavirus outbreak has pushed so many planes out of service that the business of storing aircraft is taking off, with some remote airports parking more and more planes on seldom-used runways and taxiways.
The thick substance towered up to the wings of the Atlanta-based carrier’s smaller aircraft within the hangar. According to Tankdiver, a member of Airliners’ popular forum, staff could not contain the foam. Therefore, employees had no choice but to open the hangar door to let the material out.
Boeing chief executive David Calhoun on Tuesday suggested that the aircraft manufacturer would not accept federal aid as part of a pending economic rescue bill if it meant giving the Treasury Department a stake in the company.
Facing overwhelming demand for household essentials like toilet paper and groceries, Amazon announced last week that it would hire an additional 100,000 workers in the US, and would give employees in the US, UK, and Canada a temporary raise of at least $2 through the end of April. It also decided to stop accepting all other items at its warehouses, including those from Plugable, until April 5. In Italy and France, Amazon will deliver only essential items, regardless of what it has in stock.
And here is a screenshot of the latest numbers in the United States and how it compares to other countries around the world.