Coronavirus latest: Greece extends lockdown as intensive care demand rises

Eire has reported progress in tackling coronavirus forward of a key authorities resolution on Friday on the easing of a nationwide lockdown over Christmas. However prime well being officers are urging warning over the reopening of the hospitality sector from December 1.

Europcar has agreed a debt restructuring deal that may hand management of the Paris-based automobile rental group to its collectors, after the pandemic dealt a blow to the sector. The discount within the group’s €2bn gross debt load by funds that maintain its bonds will end in them proudly owning between 92 per cent and 97 per cent of Europcar.

An anti-lockdown coalition of Conservative MPs condemned new virus restrictions in England as “authoritarian” on Thursday, as the federal government outlined which guidelines every area will face underneath a brand new tiered system launching on December 3.

European customers coped with the gloom of this yr’s first wave of lockdowns by spending extra on alcohol and sugary snacks, fuelling a “spending growth” in keeping with contemporary information from analysis agency IRI.

Nicolai Tangen, the chief government of Norway’s $1.2tn oil fund, has examined constructive for coronavirus, sending the nation’s central financial institution governor and different executives on the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund into quarantine.

UBS economists have pushed up their progress forecasts for main European economies as optimism grows over coronavirus vaccines, however the UK’s restoration is ready to lag behind its friends. Germany and France will prepared the ground within the eurozone however the UK is anticipated to be hobbled by its dependence on the companies business.

Delta Airways and Alitalia are to launch “quarantine free” flights between the US and Italy, opening up the primary journey hall to hyperlink the US and Europe since international locations launched isolation guidelines in the course of the pandemic.

Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds and Bristol have been positioned within the hardest tier 3 restrictions, with pubs, eating places, museums and theatres closed underneath the UK authorities’s regional system of Covid laws. London and Liverpool will escape the harshest measures that come into impact when the nationwide lockdown ends on December 2.

Sweden’s central financial institution expanded and prolonged its quantitative easing programme because it acts early to ease the financial results of an more and more damaging second wave of Covid-19. The Riksbank mentioned it will maintain its rates of interest at zero within the “coming years” and expanded its asset-purchase programme from SKr500bn ($58.5bn) to SKr700bn.