Coronavirus Ireland Live Updates: Businesses warned not to reopen unless ‘allowed to do so’ under roadmap

Follow the latest coronavirus news in Ireland and across the world on the Independent.ie live blog. 17:00 21/05/2020 WHO warns against use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 A World Health Organisation official has warned against the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, following President Donald Trump’s claim on May 19 that he […]

Big banks able to weather Bank of Canada’s worst-case scenario, but risks higher for households and businesses

Canada’s six biggest banks survived a severe stress test by the Bank of Canada, which is a relief since they might be the only thing standing between a relatively short recession and something much worse. The analysis was part of the central bank’s latest Financial System Review (FSR), which is devoted to the COVID-19 crisis. […]

Senate passes $484 billion deal to bolster small businesses and hospitals

ORIGINAL STORY: Congress and the Trump administration have reached a deal on a new round of coronavirus aid that could be approved by the Senate on Tuesday afternoon if all 100 senators agree. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the accord just an hour before the Senate will try and pass the agreement and […]

Coronavirus updates, March 23: Quebec orders all non-essential businesses to close as cases surge to 628

Updates from our live coronavirus coverage of Monday, March 23. Questions/comments? [email protected] Key updates: REM halts construction work Second case at Côte-St-Luc seniors residence Kahnawake bans tobacco sales Here’s Quebec list of essential services that can remain open SAQ liquor stores will remain open Quebec tightens restrictions on seniors’ residences Chart: Quebec cases by region […]