Covid-19: Record 3.3m apply for jobless benefit in US
European Central Bank scraps most of the bond-buying limits in its €750 billion pandemic emergency programme
More than 3 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits as the pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc.
The US Department of Labour said 3.3 million people had applied for social welfare, up from 283,000 the previous week and far surpassing expectations of less than 2 million.
Despite the historic single-week job losses, stock markets continued to rally as hopes that stimulus plans agreed in recent days will kickstart a recovery.
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Supermarkets rule out antigen test sale after Lidl controversy
Supervalu and Aldi say they have no plans to sell the rapid testing kits after public health officials rebuke Lidl
Nphet must recognise 'reality' of antigen test use, says Iemag member
Cathal Walsh says public health team must offer people advice on how antigen tests should or should not be used
'Public health consultants breathed a huge sigh of relief when mandatory hotel quarantine came in'
Fall in detections of 'variants of concern' has taken place since late March, when mandatory hotel quarantine was introduced
Experts predict Covid cases will reach ‘elimination levels’ by year end
The Irish Epidemiological Advisory Group has projected a number of models of the progress of Covid-19 in Ireland, the most likely being a six-month period during which cases peak in summer and reduce back by the end of 2021