After reaching a record low of 35.7 in February, the Chinese Purchasing Manager’s Index shot higher in March to 52. Readings above 50 indicate expansion, which shows that the country’s economy rebounded much faster than expected from the coronavirus shutdown. Volkswagen reported that it is ramping up capacity at 22 of its 24 factories in
Italian deaths from COVID-19 peaked Saturday, March 21, and then fell for two days, giving people hope that the number of deaths had peaked. But the middle of the week brought grim news when deaths starting climbing again. Now we’re repeating the sequence, with the number of dead falling from a high of 919 on
Chanel fashion has been hot since the 1940s, with women lining up to pay top dollar for the latest creation from the fashion house. Now people can get a different accessory from the design firm, face masks. Chanel plans to launch production to assist its home country France in meeting supply demands. Prototypes were being
Well, that’s a bit of a change. Officials at the Imperial College of London have been quoted often over the past two weeks as the trusted sources for estimates of the impact of the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and have raised alarms with estimates of 500,000 dead in the U.K. But now researchers at the esteemed institution
Italy has recorded 63,000 coronavirus infections and 6,078 deaths, making it the worst-hit country in the world by absolute numbers, and the worst-hit on a per capita basis by far. But things might be turning for the better. Italy reported 793 deaths on Saturday and many people were making dire predictions about the week ahead.