Information and Impact – Covid-19 issue, 31 March 2020

New and extended guarantees from EKN to support exporting companies The negative economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are increasing for Swedish exporting companies. They now urgently need financing. “EKN’s Board of Directors has today decided on new guarantees that will directly support exporting companies. Read more>>

Temporary Travel Ban and limited possi­bi­li­ties of obtai­ning a visa to Sweden. On 18 March, the Government decided to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision took effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than necessary. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU. Read more>>

TOUGH ACTION IN  THE TIME OF CORONA   – How Swedish exporters are impacted by the coronavirus outbreak  ,  23.03.2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has had severe consequences for Swedish exports. Our latest survey takes the temperature of impacts and mitigation plans among large exporting companies. Read more>>

CORONA (UPDATED REGULARLY) Due to the recent developments in the spread of the coronavirus, we have summarised the sources where you, as a business owner/operator entrepreneur, can find the latest information. However, bear in mind that there is continuing uncertainty, and that the situation can change rapidly. You can keep up to date using the links below. Read more>>

Protect yourself and others from spread of infection – The best way to protect yourself and others from infection is to avoid close contact with people who are ill. General advice on avoiding infection is given below. Read more>>

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) will start to issue NIB Response Bonds to finance eligible projects that aim to alleviate the social and economic consequences caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the Bank’s Nordic-Baltic member countries. Read more>>

Vinnova is calling on innovative ideas to address the wider impact of the corona crisis.  ”Finding new ways in the time of a crisis – Apply before 17th April 2020 at 14:00”. Vinnova want to attract projects that support our society in a challenging time. New solutions should be ready to be put into practice within six to twelve months. Read more>>

Bangladesh Garment Makers Say $3 Billion in Orders Lost Due to Coronavirus – 30 March, 2020, Dhaka — Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agreed to pay anyway. Read more>>

H&M comes to its garment suppliers’ rescue – by Refayet Ullah Mirdha, 30 March 2020.  Swedish retail giant H&M yesterday assured its garment suppliers of taking shipment of goods that have already been manufactured, much to the relief of some Bangladeshi exporters. Read more>>

Coronavirus and the Bangladesh economy: Navigating the Black Swan event of 2020 – Published at 01:43 pm March 31st, 2020 – By, Sajid Amit . Read more>>

Covid-19 – Impact and responses in Bangladesh. Updated on 26 March, 2020 – by FAIR WEAR foundation. At Fair Wear Foundation, we know there’s a better way to make clothes. We want to see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment. Read more about the organisation below. Read more>>

FLIR thermal cameras have a long history of being used in public spaces—such as airports, train terminals, businesses, factories, and concerts—as an effective tool to measure skin surface temperature and identify individuals with Elevated Body Temperature (EBT). Read more>>

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