#COVID19 updates-Turkey reports first #coronavirus death… Confirmed cases are now over 80…



Turkey reported its first fatality from a coronavirus infection on late March 17, the health minister said.

A total of 28 pilgrims were caught in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum after escaping from coronavirus quarantine.

The pilgrims, who returned from Saudi Arabia and were supposed to stay under quarantine for 14 days, hired a private bus to avoid quarantine, Okay Memiş, governor of the eastern province of Erzurum said.

In the wake of a ban on prison visits as part of coronavirus measures, Journalists’ Association of Turkey (TGC) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have made a call for the release of all arrested journalists in Turkey.

‘Size of Unemployment Fund Can Overcome Covid-19 Crisis, But Planning is Necessary’

Employment Expert Sinan Ok says that the current size of unemployment fund in Turkey is over 130 billion lira, which would

2 Passengers Taken out of Quarantine Bus, Prosecutor Launches Investigation

While Gaziosmanpaşa Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the incident where two

Shopkeeper in Grand Bazaar ‘first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus’

A shopkeeper in Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar was reportedly the first person to be diagnosed with the novel

Government scrambles to contain coronavirus as Turkish cases triple

ISTANBUL — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Turkey tripled overnight to 18 on Monday, and the government ushered in a slate of …

While the coronavirus pandemic is anxiety-inducing for anyone, reporters, researchers and those reading up on Covid-19 every day to keep the public informed may be feeling the brunt of the information overload.

Reporting on the pandemic is a “one-two punch” of psychological pressure, said Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

Watch: Panicked toilet paper hoarders get in physical fight with another customer who wants just one pack

Shop for toilet paper at your own risk! With the new coronavirus still on the rise, most people in half-empty supermarkets have

Here’s Last Week Tonight’s second episode about the coronavirus. Oliver delivered his talk in a white walled room, with no audience (and no laughter).

Bloomberg – John Follain – Mar 17, 12:16 PM

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called on European Union nations to issue “coronavirus bonds” to fund their response to the contagion and its economic impact, according to a person familiar with the matter. Conte launched his

Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. “I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality.” In recent decades, that change has mainly been for the worst — but this has not always been the case. And it need not continue to be in the future. This video is about the ways the still-unfolding Covid-19 crisis is already remaking our sense of the possible. The Trump administration and other governments around the world are busily exploiting the crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is moving to repeal financial regulations that were introduced after the last major financial meltdown, as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. China, for its part, is indicating that it will relax environmental standards to stimulate its economy, which would wipe out the one major benefit the crisis has produced so far: a marked drop in that country’s lethal air pollution. But this is not the whole story. In the United States, we have also seen organizing at the city and state levels win important victories to suspend evictions during the pandemic. Ireland has announced six weeks of emergency unemployment payments for all workers who suddenly find themselves out of work, including self-employed workers. And despite U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claims during the recent debate that the pandemic has nothing to do with Medicare for All, many Americans are suddenly realizing that the absence of a functioning safety net exacerbates vulnerabilities to the virus on many fronts. This crisis — like earlier ones — could well be the catalyst to shower aid on the wealthiest interests in society, including those most responsible for our current vulnerabilities, while offering next to nothing to the most workers, wiping out small family savings and shuttering small businesses. But as this video shows, many are already pushing back — and that story hasn’t been written yet.

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