Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

PIDE Newsletter 02
Publication Year : 2020

· COVID-19 case count jumps to more than 277,000 with more than 11000 deaths. · No new coronavirus cases in Wuhan for third straight day. · Medical device manufacturing is highly regulated, depends on proprietary global supply chains, and requires significant expertise to ramp up and run. · The US State Department announced to provide one million dollars to Pakistan to help fight coronavirus. · According to the World Food Program about 300 million children who depend on school meals are missing out due to closures triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. · 75 million Americans under virtual lockdown as restrictions tighten. · Starbucks will close its cafes in the United States in response to the coronavirus crisis, though it will remain open for delivery and drive-through customers.