Coronavirus latest: European economies show some improvement but unemployment stings


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Robert Redfield, Chief of the United States Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention, called on Americans to wear face masks as states from Florida to Arizona record record increases in Covid-19 cases. “It is essential that we all take personal responsibility … and embrace the universal use of face covers,” said Dr. Redfield at a Senate health committee hearing.
A national facial mask warrant in the U.S. could replace renewed blockages that would otherwise deduct about 5% of gross domestic product, Goldman Sachs analysts said in a report as a number of states have suspended or reversed easing measures in response to the growth of coronavirus cases.
FedEx parcel delivery company announced better-than-expected results in a quarter “severely affected” by the pandemic, helped by a sharp increase in e-commerce while people were working from home. FedEx, a pioneer in global economic activity, said revenues fell 2% from last year to $ 17.4 billion in the fourth quarter, exceeding analyst forecasts by $ 16.4 billion. of dollars.
US medical officials questioned American airlinesStrives to fill all the seats while the carrier tries to increase the number of passengers. “This is something of concern,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he was disappointed with the airline.
The rate of daily coronavirus cases at least doubled in June for almost a third of American states, prompting some governors to reverse or suspend economic reopening plans, according to FT analysis of the Covid Tracking Project data. Florida has seen the largest increase, with an average of 6,600 new cases a day, up from 760 a month ago.

Greece reopens its 27 airports to direct international flights on Wednesday. Tourists from EU member states and 15 other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea, are welcome, but visitors from Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Turkey will be excluded at least until July 15, he added. American, Russian and Chinese tourists cannot yet enter Greece.
Low cost airline easyJet has announced plans to cut up to 727 pilot jobs in the UK and to close its bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle airports. The airline began formal consultation with its unions, Unite and Balpa, on Tuesday on plans to cut 1,900 jobs in the UK. It could cut up to 4,500 jobs out of its 15,000 employees.
Swedish government to investigate handling of coronavirus pandemic amid mounting criticism liberal approach and higher mortality rate compared to its northern neighbors. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven launched the investigation on Tuesday. Public opinion began to backfire on Sweden’s light restrictions as its balance sheet rose.
The British economy is recovering much faster than bank of england planned, casting doubt on the need for further stimulus. The recovery is “so far, so-V [shaped]BoE chief economist Andy Haldane said on Tuesday that he had voted against pouring £ 100 billion of newly created money into the economy.
The mayor of the English city of Leicester urged fellow citizens to stay at home and asked for government assistance as the city is subject to “special restrictions” due to a resumption of the coronavirus epidemic. Peter Soulsby said local authorities will need to find out where the virus is concentrated in the city and take action to stop the spread of the virus.


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