Global Markets: COVID-19 halts St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, March 17 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– As borders close and quarantine measures ramp up around the world in the battle against COVID-19, there are reports that life is slowly returning to normal in China. Al Jazeera reports that emergency response levels are being downgraded, factories are reopening, and school classes are gradually resuming.

– New York City will not hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the first time in more than 250 years, due to COVID-19.

– Six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady announced that he will leave the New England Patriots after 20 years with the team. Brady, 42, is a free agent this year and is looking at his options with other teams. “It is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career,” he said.

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