As delivery workers emerge as frontline soldiers, India’s government warms to e-commerce

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Three days after India imposed a nationwide lockdown, Devender Singh revved up his motorcycle to deliver meat and eggs to customers – but his heart was in his mouth as he closed in on a police barricade on a deserted New Delhi road.

Delivery worker Devender Singh, who works for Licious, an online meat store, passes a order to a customer, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, April 6, 2020. Picture taken on April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Beatings of delivery workers by overzealous

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Exclusive: Airbnb to restrict bookings on its platform in Britain

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LONDON (Reuters) – Home rental firm Airbnb will block British bookings on its platform for the vast majority of customers on Thursday, allowing only key workers to stay in properties for as long as emergency government coronavirus restrictions are in place.

FILE PHOTO: Airbnb logo is seen in front of diplayed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

The move comes after hosts using the site had been criticised for advertising “isolation retreats”, with tourism minister Nigel Huddleston saying that property owners were being “incredibly irreponsible”.

Airbnb last week barred rentals that were private

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Painful earnings shouldn’t drive stocks back to the low: Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo Securities’ Chris Harvey believes the worst is behind the market — even as Wall Street braces for a painful earnings season.

According to the firm’s head of equity strategy, the steps taken by the Federal Reserve and Capitol Hill to stabilize the coronavirus-battered markets are creating a pivotal floor under stocks.

“Although the coronavirus is still out there and is still pending, it does look like we’re beginning to crest in Italy and perhaps New York City, and that’s a positive,” he told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. “We’re in a much better place today than we have

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US customs will seize exports of gloves, masks and respirators

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3M N95 particulate filtering face mask are seen at a store in East Palo Alto, California, United States on January 26, 2020.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection will start to seize exports of personal protective equipment facing shortages amid a spike in demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a joint statement from CBP and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

PPE subject to seizure under this policy includes N95 respirators, air-purifying respirators, surgical masks, surgical gloves as well as other types of respirators. FEMA will determine whether the equipment should be returned

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