As we turn the page on a new week, major developments continue to transpire on the Coronavirus front. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who less than a month ago boasted about shaking hands with Covid-19 patients, was admitted to the intensive care unit this week amid growing concerns about his health. In what is perhaps the sternest warning to those not taking social-distancing measures seriously, Covid-19’s latest victim shows no-one is immune. At the same time, grim milestones are reached daily as the US surpasses 10,000 deaths and Japan prepares for a nation-wide state of emergency.
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intensive ICU as condition worsens (Read More)
- US reaches a grim milestone as Covid-19 deaths exceed 10,000 (Read More)
- Japan to declare state of emergency; set to deliver $1.4 Trillion stimulus (Read More)
- US is reaching maximum oil storage capacity, prices tank (Read More)
Here’s what people are saying about it:
How sustainable is the oil price war?
If oil prices stay low, Saudi Arabia will need to plug a budget shortfall of up to $2bn a week https://t.co/eyUukv6s2r— The Economist (@TheEconomist) April 6, 2020
UK PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit as condition worsens.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved into intensive care on Monday, a worrisome turn in his battle with the coronavirus https://t.co/faz0iuKg7s— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 6, 2020
Trump is calling for a miracle cure, government counterparts call his preaching reckless.
It’s reckless for Trump to call antimalarial drugs a miracle cure for coronavirus before scientists finish their research. I’ve raised concerns with @US_FDA that these claims are causing drug shortages for people with autoimmune disorders who need them. https://t.co/vfnoSdxk0P— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 6, 2020
Japan’s Prime Minister reluctantly moves towards declaring a “state of emergency” for Japan.