Threat Reports

COVID-19 Alert – 01 June 2020

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Actions by Governments

Actions by Companies

  • Apple Reopening Flagship Tokyo Stores as Japan Eases Restriction (Bloomberg)
  • Google rescinds 2,000 job offers (Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland)
  • Mobility in GCC fell drastically amid Covid-19 shut downs, Google data shows (Arabian Business)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready By October 2020, Says Head of Pfizer (Indiatimes)
  • Amazon pares deliveries, routes in some cities rocked by unrest, protests, report says (USA Today)
  • Mosaic Templars center reopens (Arkansas Online)
  • 10 things you should never do at Costco, according to employees (Business Insider India)
  • Dell sees coronavirus pandemic pushing enterprises shifting from desktops to laptops (Indian Express)
  • Cashless Revolutions Accelerated 5 Years From PayPal (B&T Online)
  • Walmart says employee complaints about AI technology are a non-issue (FOXBusiness.com)
  • Now on Netflix: Portraits of grief with unplanned relevance (Hartford Courant)
  • Google unveils new AR tool to help users maintain social distance (Times Live South Africa)
  • Target temporarily shutters more than 100 locations after rioters loot, ransack stores (Washington Times)
  • Amazon’s UK website targeted with racist messages posted by ‘bad actor’ (Abu Dhabi National)
  • “It’s Too Dangerous” – Amazon Orders Delivery Drivers To “Turn Back” Amid Riots As Company Prepares To Cut Hazard Pay (Zero Hedge)
  • Korean Air reopens international routes amid rescue plan (Deutsche Welle)
  • Hyundai Motor s May sales fall sharply year on year due to COVID-19 impact (Moneycontrol.com)
  • COVID-19 likely to hit Infosys growth numbers in FY21 (Moneycontrol.com)
  • Samsung to add new memory chip line in South Korea as COVID-19 boosts demand (Reuters: Technology News)
  • Yes Bank top brass opts for voluntary restructuring of compensation, will take 30 FY21 salary in variable pay (Moneycontrol.com)
  • Car Sales May 2020: Toyota India Sells 1639 Units During Lockdown (NDTV)
  • L&T Construction Converts Healthcare Units into COVID-19 Care Facilities (Equity Bulls)
  • OCBC survey finds Singaporeans and PRs facing financial stress over Covid-19 (Business Times Singapore)
  • Coronavirus Impact: Hyundai Motor’s Global Sales Fall Sharply In May 2020 (NDTV)
  • Toyota Kirloskar Motor posts sales of 1,639 units in May (Livemint.com)
  • Digi powers Mercy Malaysia Covid-19 counselling support hotline (Telecompaper)
  • Infosys among UK firms accessing Rishi Sunak’s Covid-19 job saving scheme (New Delhi Pioneer)
  • Watch stories of everyday people fighting COVID-19 crisis in special Mediacorp show (Channel NewsAsia)
  • Panasonic Revitalizes ACs to Help Fight COVID-19 in Jakarta (JARN)
  • Coronavirus impact: LIC listing, IDBI Bank stake sale may be delayed (Business Today India)
  • Turkish airlines, airports shares rise as some flights resume (Reuters)
  • UAE retailers need to ‘be bold,’ says Emaar chief Mohamed Alabbar (Al Arabiya)
  • Unions slam Telkom’s ‘treachery’ for putting job cuts back on table amid Covid-19 battle (IOL)
  • Lost resorts: Sanlam reveals why hospitality firms aren’t being paid out (Times Live South Africa)
  • S.Africa’s Standard Bank flags more than 20% fall in H1 earnings (Reuters)
  • Standard Bank Sees First-Half Earnings Falling 20% on Virus (Bloomberg-Quint)
  • A Good Future For SAA, Eskom – Ramaphosa (iafrica.com)
  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank’s CEO resigns after about one year in the role (Reuters)
  • Ikea Warrington opening times and safety measures as stores reopen today (Liverpool Echo)
  • After coronavirus and Ghosn: Renault and Nissan plot their future (Financial Times – UK Homepage)
  • Ryanair to slash fares by half in flight price war (Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland)
  • Aldi mask policy: All the shopping rules customers must follow in store (Daily Express)
  • Ryanair to cut fares by HALF this year (TheWashingtonTime.com)
  • Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons introduce policy to help shoppers avoid queues (Daily Express)
  • ‘People don’t care anymore’: Outrage over photo of queuing Aldi customers (Yahoo! News Australia)
  • Hard to believe the world will fully recover without the US, Accenture Europe CEO says (CNBC)
  • Exciting life of dad who gets to drive Porsche cars as a job (Liverpool Echo)
  • Metro service starts 1 to 30 minutes earlier (Shenzhen Daily)
  • Burberry enters into cooperation with Chinese reality show to reach younger demographic and boost struggling revenue, signaling new trend (Global Times)
  • Atlantia must accept stricter motorway tariff rules says economy minister (Nasdaq)
  • Airbus Set to Reassess Output After Virus Shatters Jet Demand (Bloomberg-Quint)
  • AXA extends help to deaf community (Manila Times)
  • Nokia Smart TV 43-inch model gets listed on Flipkart with key features, launch on June 4 (msn.co.in)
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