The Nigerian Army is preparing
to forcibly transfer the sick to hospital and enforce curbs on
movement to try to shield the country from coronavirus, and is
leasing equipment for "possible mass burial", according to an
army memo seen by Reuters.
Investment banks are dusting
off models from the 2008 financial crisis to gauge the right
time to buy back into stock markets that have plunged 30% from
their February record highs because of the coronvirus crisis.
A handful of large British companies
had emerged on Wednesday as likely candidates for the
government's emergency lending scheme aimed at helping them tide
over the coronavirus shutdowns afflicting many of the world's
Portugal's Finance Minister
Mario Centeno said on Wednesday that all scenarios pointed to an
economic recession due to the impact of the coronavirus and
restrictive measures implemented to stem the pandemic.