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BRASILIA, Brasil — The grandmother of Brazil’s first lady died Wednesday after more than a month fighting COVID-19 in a public hospital on the outskirts of Brasilia. Maria Aparecida Firmo Ferreira, 80, was the grandmother of Michelle Bolsonaro, who is married to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro. She had been hospitalized since July 1, having tested
Spain’s Coronavirus situation is not being considered stable by a large share of EU countries, with many of them advising their citizens not to travel to Spain for non-essential purposes. Health authorities in Spain have reported 8,618 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, leading Schengen countries to tighten their preventive measures, with some of them even […]
Sweden's policy of allowing the controlled spread of Covid-19 viral infection among the population has so far failed to deliver the country's previously stated goal of herd immunity. Commenting on recent antibody testing clinical and research findings, authors of a paper published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, write that Sweden's higher rates of viral infection, hospitalisation and mortality compared with neighbouring countries may have serious implications for Scandinavia and beyond.
Note: The original article was published on Foundation for Economic Education. The author, Jon Miltimore is the managin editor of FEE.org; he also likes to use thought provoking language, which should not deter you from the points he makes. This is an opinion piece adopted from his website and it does not necessarily reflect that of WHN, this is merely a look at the current situation via a perspective/outlook different from what is being portrayed in the media. Every story has two sides, and it is of interest to listen to both as they may have valid points. Regardless of whether it is correct or not, it does make some good points, and it is, at the very least, a thought provoking interesting read.
Brazil became the second country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths Saturday as US President Donald Trump signed executive actions extending economic help in the world's worst-hit nation. The US leader's orders followed the failure by his Republican party and opposition Democrats to agree on a new stimulus package despite the country's double-digit
Every country is battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in a different way, each at varying stages of protecting its citizens and eliminating the virus. With international students accounting for approximately 19 percent of the University’s student body, The News-Letter reached out to a few of them to hear about their journeys home during the pandemic and the current state of COVID-19 in their countries. From scrambling to book flights home, to weighing their options for the fall semester, international students have had to make many hard decisions in the past few months.
The Danish National League opens its “post coronavirus lockdown” season, Saturday, August 8 with the AaB 89ers visiting the Søllerød Gold Diggers. This will be the second league in the world to play a season of football since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe. This opening game features two of last year’s playoffs teams ready […]
The rate of active COVID-19 infection diagnosed at the border is currently .04%, RÚV reports, or 39 active COVID-19 cases out of 86,000 tests that have been conducted for incoming air and ferry passengers since screenings were initiated on July 15. In addition to the 39 active cases, 104 were found to have old infections […]
Much of the work of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) was conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the FSAP’s focus on medium-term challenges and vulnerabilities, however, many of its findings and recommendations for strengthening policy and institutional frameworks remain pertinent. This report reflects key developments and policy changes since the FSAP mission work was completed, and includes illustrative scenarios to quantify the possible implications of the COVID-19 shock on the solvency of systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Danish authorities had taken important steps to improve financial system resilience. The authorities had actively used macroprudential tools to bolster the robustness of the financial system. The supervision of the banking and insurance sectors had improved. Likewise, recent legislation has strengthened anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) supervision. Major reforms such as a new bank resolution framework had also considerably improved Denmark’s financial safety net and crisis management frameworks.
RANDERS, DENMARK – Danish Crown, the largest pork processor in Europe, announced on Aug. 8 that it would shut down a facility for at least one week following an increasing number of COVID-19 cases among workers. The plant is in Ringsted, Denmark, southwest of Copenhagen. The pork producer said in a company statement that it found 22 additional COVID cases this weekend, which brings the total to 142 since Aug. 6. Around 850 people work at this facility that processes 62,000 pigs per week when running at . . .
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The number of wild boars in Denmark has fallen since a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence was erected along the German border to protect the valuable Danish pork industry. The fence was put up last year in an attempt to prevent wild swine crossing from Germany and breeding with farm pigs or possibly bringing in disease. There were concerns the barrier would not work because the fence had gaps where it crossed roads and rivers. Since then, the number of wild pigs in Denmark has fallen from 35-40 to fewer than 25, even though some piglets have been born in recent months, officials said Monday. Inge Gillesberg of the Danish Nature Agency said she could not say whether the fence had stopped boars from coming in from Germany but that the agency's cameras along the border had not seen many doing so. Denmark is the only EU member country where pigs outnumber people, with 215 pigs to every 100 residents. Approximately 90% of Denmark’s pork production is exported, accounting for almost half of all agricultural exports and for more than 5% of the country’s total exports, according to official figures. Danish pig meat goes to more than 140 countries, with the largest markets being Germany, Britain, Poland, China, Japan, Italy, Russia and Sweden. No cases of African swine fever have been reported in Denmark or in Germany, although they have been in some neighboring countries.
Brazil became the second country to pass the grim milestone of 1,00,000 coronavirus deaths Saturday as US President Donald Trump signed executive actions extending economic help in the world's worst-hit nation. The US leader's orders followed the failure by his Republican party and opposition Democrats to agree on a new stimulus package despite the country's double-digit
(Bloomberg) -- Denmark is discouraging non-essential travel to Spain following a resurgence in cases of Covid-19. The Foreign Ministry said Spain was added to a list that already includes the U.K., Bulgaria and Romania because of a “marked increase” in infections there.
Germany has finally decided to permit unmarried partners of German citizens and residents to enter the Federal territory, who have been separated for over four months now, due to the Coronavirus entry ban introduced back in mid-March all across Europe. After a vivid campaign on social media by separated couples, letters of European Parliament Members […]
The Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) work was conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report, however, includes stability analysis and stress tests under updated illustrative scenarios to quantify the possible implications of the COVID-19 shock on bank solvency. An unusually high degree of caution must be exercised in interpreting the stress tests results and their implications or validity at the current juncture, due to heightened uncertainty around post COVID central projections and downside risks. Financial vulnerabilities were elevated on the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key financial vulnerabilities included high household leverage amid high real estate valuations following a long period of loose financial conditions. There were also signs of risk taking in some sectors, such as commercial real estate (CRE), and in addition, there were downside risks to bank profitability amid the low-interest-rate environment.
BRUSSELS -- As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a "second wave" of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people -- a foundation upon which the world's biggest trading bloc is built.
BRUSSELS (AP) — As European countries struggle to manage spikes in coronavirus cases, concern is mounting about a “second wave” of uncoordinated border restrictions within Europe that threatens the free movement of goods and people — a foundation that the world’s biggest trading bloc is built on. Despite repeated warnings about the dangers of unannounced checks, some countries have imposed new restrictions, or demanded that travelers quarantine, recalling the panic border closures after Europe’s first outbreak emerged in Italy in February, blocking traffic and medical equipment. Beyond the economic impact of uncoordinated measures, experts fear that countries are becoming so used to lowering the gates at their frontiers as they see fit that the future of Europe’s ID-check free travel zone known as the Schengen area is in real peril. In a letter to national governments, seen by The Associated Press, the European Commission warns that “while we must ensure that the EU is ready for possible resurgences of COVID-19 cases ... we should at the same time avoid a second wave of uncoordinated actions at the internal borders of the EU.” “The re-establishment of ineffective restrictions and internal border controls must be avoided. Rather, the response should be to have targeted, proportionate and coordinated measures, informed by scientific evidence,” said the letter, sent to the 27 EU member countries and Britain. Belgium — where EU headquarters are based — does not allow travel to some regions in Spain, notably Catalonia in the north, and also has bans on people coming from parts of France, Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania and Switzerland. Scandinavian nations are notably quick to react to any rise in infection rates. Denmark’s foreign ministry now has Spain, Bulgaria, Luxembourg,...
The Aarhus Tigers will hit the field Sunday, August 16 to take on the defending champion and visiting Triangle Razorbacks in the final first round game of the Danish National League’s ‘post COVID-19 lockdown’ season. This will be the second league in the world to play a season of football since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across […]
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil became the second country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths Saturday as US President Donald Trump signed executive actions extending economic help in the world’s worst-hit nation. The US leader’s orders followed failure by his Republican party and opposition Democrats to agree on a new stimulus package despite the country’s double
The Danish American Football Federation kicks off its National League this weekend with the Søllerød Gold Diggers and AaB 89ers squaring off in the opening game. This will be the second league in the world to play a season of football since the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe. The National League will kick off the season with five […]