Steady growth in new cases in several countries despite easing of lockdowns, numbers pushed up by outbreaks at industrial plants.
Slowdown in new cases in Eastern Europe, while lockdowns already being lifted in Central and Southeast Europe.
Before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted global trade, the ports of the northern Adriatic — important entry points for Chinese goods to Central Europe — were expanding. As lockdowns are eased, it's time to look to the future again.
Slovenia is the first country in Europe to announce an end to the COVID-19 epidemic after a successful lockdown brought the number of new daily cases close to zero.
A worldwide lockdown has created havoc for retailers as their customers are forced to stay at home. There has been a little respite as sales in March surged due to panic buying but that has given way to a lockdown that keeps stores closed
Governments that failed to rise to the crisis — through denial, dismissing the dangers or simply incompetence, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic hardship — should fear their day of reckoning.
Holidaymakers from nearby countries that have managed to get their coronavirus outbreaks under control could provide a lifeline to Adriatic and Black Sea tourist destinations.
Russia now has the world’s second-fasted growth of COVID-19 cases after the US, with Moscow at the epicentre of the outbreak.