5. Amazon is teaming up with researchers funded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to pick up and deliver coronavirus test kits.
4. Carmakers are answering calls from governments to help make more ventilators and face masks to help out during the coronavirus pandemic.
Yesterday Fiat began converting one of its car plants in China to start making about one million masks a month.
3. Evidence of the devastation wreaked on the global economy by the coronavirus pandemic grows as activity surveys for March from Australia and Japan showed record falls, with surveys in Europe and the United States expected to be just as dire.
2. Sports Direct has said it will keep its stores open, despite new curbs aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
Among those staying open are petrol stations, supermarkets and pharmacies but Sports Direct said it would remain open "where possible" as it was "uniquely well placed to help keep the UK as fit and healthy as possible".
1. Strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus have been announced by the prime minister.
People may only leave home to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where "absolutely necessary", to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs.
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