It is obvious that the coronavirus lockdowns around the world will cause damage to the global economy. Today’s data suggest that damage could be bigger than the financial crisis a decade ago.
In the UK and Europe, purchasing managers’ indices (PMIs) suggest a deep recession, while the record run of job creation in the US economy finally came to a halt.
Here are some of the main developments from today:
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In the UK, health secretary Matt Hancock said that 26m items of personal protective equipment have been delivered across the UK.
In the US, New York has reported nearly 3,000 deaths from the virus so far.
And in our global coverage, 250,000 European citizens are stranded away from their homes.
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