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 Japan extending entry ban to 73 countries, details for small business loans, China concealing extent of outbreak, DIY Whoppers, US weekly jobless claims double to 6.6 million and Brooklyn man arrested for hoarding masks.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government was expanding a ban on the entry of non-Japanese people to cover 73 countries as policymakers try to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The number of countries was increased by 49, including the United States, China and South Korea, he said.
The Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance (EIDL) is a program to give out loans of up to $2M to small businesses (less than 50 employees). They have a strange part of the program which is a ‘loan advance’ of up to $10,000. According to what’s stated, all applicants will get ‘up to $10,000’ even if they are eventually denied for the loan.
China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.
Burger King France has spilled its royal secrets, revealing how you can get that same Whopper taste while self-isolating. The “Quarantine Whopper,” or “Le Whopper de la Quarantine,” can be made at home using a variety of store-bought items, Burger King France revealed in a post on Twitter.
The torrent of Americans filing for unemployment insurance skyrocketed last week as more than 6.6 million new claims were filed, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That brings to 10 million the total Americans who filed over the past two weeks.
A Brooklyn man claiming to be infected with the coronavirus coughed on FBI agents who were investigating him for hoarding medical supplies, the US Attorney’s Office said Monday. Baruch Feldheim, 43, is facing charges of assault and making false statements to the feds on Sunday outside his Borough Park home where he allegedly peddled and stored massive amounts of N95 respirator masks, federal officials said.
And here is a screenshot of the latest numbers in the United States and how it compares to other countries around the world.