Economies remain paralyzed by the spread of Covid-19 with many employees and their bosses working from home wherever possible. This does not make for a happy scene for the base oi markets where many players are reeling from the potential threats to business, the full effects of which are yet to be felt.
The coronavirus pandemic is widespread, and while some parts of the world may be over the worst of the problem, others are just beginning to realize the implications. Europe, the Middle East and Africa are affected, with countries like Italy and Spain badly hit by the pandemic. The United Kingdom and Germany seem to be managing the situation perhaps better than others, but the effects are global, with everyone being subject to restrictions on movement of people and materials.