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Italian Fire Brigade adds new Bobcat loader
Italy’s disaster response division, the Special Operating Group, receives customised T870 compact tracked loader
Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update
KHL journalists are reporting on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide
Construction to contract 5.7% in Australia
Despite ongoing activity, industry feels impact of Covid-19 and low oil prices 
Podcast: US construction bears impact of pandemic
Ken Simonson, chief economist with Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) talks with International Construction’s Jenny Lescohier
US clarifies construction eligibility for paycheck protection loans
American firms that meet small business size standards are eligible 
Coronavirus affects industry in Brazil and Colombia
Major equipment manufacturers have ceased production while thousands of jobsites are shut down
Survey: Over 25% of US construction firms laying off workers
Despite challenges, some are gaining work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors
The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors
Hitachi details status of production plants
Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India
US unemployment claims break records while construction slows
Tighter shelter-in-place orders bring constuction to a halt in many areas, putting thousands out of work
North America’s top contractors aim to minimise exposure to coronavirus
Firms are using everything from basic hygiene to collaboration technology to keep people safe
CCA: Canadian construction sites should remain open
Canadian Construction Association says work should continue, provided set protocol is followed
Trump pushes for $2 trillion infrastructure package
The latest US economic relief package could focus on construction of roads, bridges and airports
New federal guidance suggests US construction could continue
Appeals from construction officials appear to be heeded as new guidelines more strongly support work on US sites
Skanska says ‘ambition is to keep projects running’
The company is taking additional precautions as it aims to keep its construction sites working
European construction: ‘Urgent measures required during COVID-19’
Joint statement by 15 sector bodies calls for help to protect workers and support business
JCB to produce ventilators
Following an appeal by UK Prime Minister, JCB will help address the national ventilator shortage
US VP Pence appeals to equipment manufacturers
Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) works with government to navigate effects of COVID-19 on industry
US construction officials, unions rally to continue working
Some states have already ruled construction can continue, despite shelter-in-place orders
Construction considered ‘essential’ in many US regions
Despite increasingly strict coronavirus precautions, construction continues in many large American markets
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