Airline asks employees to take unpaid leave amid coronavirus outbreak
Cathay Pacific is asking its 27,000 employees to take three weeks of unpaid leave in the coming months, the latest in a series of emergency measures forced on the embattled Hong Kong carrier by the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy and are getting hit hard by measures put in place to combat the coronavirus. As President Trump works to help relieve the financial stress for small business owners and employees, a conservative U.S. advocacy group has said three major policy measures would combat the economic consequences. Elaine Parker, the president of the Job Creators Network, outlined these measures with One America's Greta Wall in this exclusive interview. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the State Department's efforts to get Americans abroad back home amid the coronavirus pandemic and advised those still abroad to plan to return. Aired on 3/31/2020. Nearly 50,000 people in northern Italy have been asked to stay at home as the government tries to contain the coronavirus.
The emergency measures follow two deaths and about 100 infections in northern Italy.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports. Going to the grocery store can put your health at risk and if you've tried having your groceries delivered you know it's tough to even schedule an order. NBC News' Vicky Nguyen reports with some ideas to help you get what you need while practicing social distancing.