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MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish plant owned by Denso Corp and Fujitsu Ltd is prepared to halt some production of auto electronics components if necessary because of a shortage of parts from China due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The factory in Malaga expects to suspend its first production line - which assembles car audio components - from March 16, factory managing director Blanca Hermana told Reuters on Wednesday.
Australia has announced a travel ban on foreigners coming to Australia from Iran, because of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle Eastern nation.
Foreign nationals coming from Iran will be forced to spend a fortnight in a third country before being allowed into Australia.
Hawaiian Airlines has announced the temporary suspension of its flights to South Korea “due to a spike in COVID-19 cases” in the country, the carrier announced.
“We believe a temporary service suspension is prudent given the escalation of COVID-19 in South Korea and the impact the illness has had on demand for leisure travel from that country,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram in a news release issued Wednesday.
(Bloomberg) -- Germany tightened border checks and urged the cancellation of major events as authorities across Europe took action to contain the coronavirus.
A German government task force said late Friday that travelers from Italy, South Korea, Japan and Iran will need to disclose their health status upon arrival. Checks on railways will also intensify and federal police will boost border patrols. . . .
The new German rules already forced the cancellation of the ITB tourism trade fair, set to bring 160,000 visitors to Berlin next week. Earlier in the day, a Swiss ban on public and private gatherings with more than 1,000 people resulted in the axing of the Geneva Motor Show, also set for next week.
Israel’s Education Ministry has cancelled all Poland trips due to fears of coronavirus, throwing the country’s Holocaust curriculum into chaos.
Thousands of teenagers were due to go on school trips to Poland over the coming weeks, but Education Minister Rafi Peretz announced on Sunday that “in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, we are now forced to stop traveling to Poland.”
It breaks our heart that, today at 19:45 CET we were informed that, due to the dynamic changes in the global health situation, the Masters Championship at IEM Katowice 2020 has been closed to the public by the Polish Gouverneur of Silesia hours before its door opening.
We respect the decision from the local authorities. Your health and well-being stand above everything else.
Nancy Armour USA TODAY
Published 5:26 PM EST Feb 28, 2020
Russia is not sending gymnasts to next weekend’s World Cup meet in Milwaukee because of coronavirus fears.
Russia is also opting out of a World Cup event April 4-5 in Tokyo, all but assuring its men’s and women’s teams won’t be able to claim one of the extra spots available for the Summer Olympics.
originally posted by: mikell
The whole supply chain interruption was no big deal because of the new year that everybody plans on till they extended it and they only extended what 2 weeks. Not a big deal so far.
This is really giving me an uneasy feeling. The entire world is being stopped to prevent the spread of a virus that by all accounts can't be stopped and is no more dangerous than the flu.
Don't go to work if you have cold symptoms; if you do, your entire work area will be shut down and all exposed asked to self quarantine.
It's not making a lot of sense. It's either far more deadly than what we're being told, or the response is extreme for some other purpose.edit on 70000001111America/Chicago311 by nugget1 because: fix quote
LONDON (Reuters) - The global impact of coronavirus is starting to weigh on a post-election recovery in Britain’s manufacturing sector as factories reported a big jump in delays in their supply chains, a survey showed on Monday.
Because of this sharp uptick, the Louvre is again closed today, as it was Sunday. “The museum cannot open at the moment,” the museum alerts visitors to its website, attributing the closure to “a public health situation linked to Covid-19 prevention measures.”
Max Garland The Commercial Appeal
Published 7:22 AM EST Feb 27, 2020
Measures to contain the coronavirus are affecting FedEx shipping services to and from China.
FedEx Express’ international priority freight and international economy freight shipments to China are seeing longer transit times — ranging from one to three additional business days — due to coronavirus containment efforts, according to a company service alert.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - U.S. sportswear giant Nike (NKE.N) said on Monday its European headquarters in the Netherlands would be closed until Wednesday after an employee was infected with the new coronavirus.
“We are aware of an employee coronavirus (COVID-19) case. Out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a deep cleaning of the (European headquarters) campus,” the company said in a statement sent to Reuters.
World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.
Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed.
Tokyo Marathon on March 1: Restricted to elite runners. . . .
By The Associated Press
PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of students in coronavirus cluster zones are home from school in France on Tuesday, with a smaller number in Germany and Poland facing quarantines or days without class.
France's education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, said around 120 schools have been ordered to close , most in Brittany and the Oise region north of Paris, which have been hit hard by COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
France requisitioned protective masks and sent tens of thousands of students home from school, Norway blocked 1,200 passengers on a cruise ship and Spain isolated dozens of health workers as the new coronavirus spread further Tuesday into Europe.
With the new coronavirus taking firmer hold in Europe, the continent is facing many of the same complications seen in Asia weeks ago. Flights to Italy, and especially Milan and Venice, were dropping nearly by the hour, with announcements from Finnish and Swedish carriers that they were suspending flights for at least two weeks.
As of early March, there were no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, dubbed COVID-19, in Central Asia. The countries of the region have taken various steps to prevent the entrance of the virus, with Tajikistan this week banning the citizens of 35 countries from entry and Uzbekistan closing its border with Afghanistan.
The Tokyo Olympics could theoretically be postponed until later in 2020 if the spread of coronavirus worsens, Japan's Olympics minister has said.
The virus has caused several scheduling headaches for the sporting calendar, having spread to more than 60 countries.