Graphic toont de stand van 08:00GMT van het aantal gevallen en doden in Europa.


Europa versterkt lockdowns

By Duncan Mil

March 23, 2020 - De jacht op ventilatoren en andere medische goederen houden de VS en Europa in hun greep, terwijl het aantal infecties met het coronavirus toeneemt.

Italy's infections continued to spike Sunday, hitting 59,000 cases and 5,476 deaths, and the death toll in Spain has risen to 1,772.

As more people are working from home, Facebook is reducing video streaming quality in Europe to avoid straining the internet.

The company said it would temporarily lower so-called bit rates -- which measure how much data is being transferred -- following similar moves from YouTube, Netflix and Amazon.

Swiss Investment Bank UBS says that a deep recession in Europe is inevitable. The continent's economy could shrink by as much as 4.5% similar to the global financial crisis in 2008, even though the European Central Bank has pumped €750 billion ($820 billion) into the European economy.

PUBLISHED: 23/03/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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