Many retailers were struggling before the coronavirus epidemic due to the combination of under weak consumer confidence, a shift to online shopping and rising costs. However the closure of all non-essential stores as part of the government response to coronavirus has left many chains facing a fight for survival with Debenhams, New Look and Topshop owner Arcadia among the retailers seeking rent holidays. … [Read more...] about JD Sports stops paying rent to landlords
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De Blasio previously said the city is planning to shift personnel onto EMS crews to help keep up with demand and he has asked the federal government to deliver 400 more ventilators to city hospitals by Wednesday, warning that without reinforcements the city will run out of masks, gowns and other hospital supplies in a week. … [Read more...] about Corpses are screened by cardboard and sheets as three are loaded onto a refrigerated truck within 90 minutes at a second Brooklyn hospital – after Mayor de Blasio called for more storage and NYC sees a coronavirus death every 2.9 minutes during one six-hou
Moratorium on evictions from rental properties for the next six months: Scott Morrison said State and Territories will be moving to ban landlords from evicting tenants who are struggling to pay rent. Mr Morrison urged landlords to work with their tenants and banks on immediate solutions. … [Read more...] about Millions of Australians will have an extra $750 in their bank account from TOMORROW as part of the government’s coronavirus cash splash – here’s what to do if you don’t get your windfall