Coronavirus: Global shares mixed as fear over COVID-19 outbreak mounts

European markets opened higher Wednesday after Asian shares mostly declined, as governments were ramping up aid for economies reeling from the virus outbreak. France’s CAC 40 gained 2.5 per cent to 4,750.03, while Germany’s DAX rose 2.3 per cent to 10,712.97. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 1.4 per cent to 6,043.49.

Don’t sweat it: Gyms are relatively safe during coronavirus outbreak, experts say

GoodLife Fitness — which has more than 300 gyms across Canada — sent an email to members on Monday outlining the steps they’re taking to keep their spaces clean during the COVID-19 outbreak. Among them was the addition of hospital-grade cleaning solutions and advising members to “regularly wash their hands

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia locks down Qatif province, suspends school over virus

Saudi Arabia imposed a temporary lockdown on Sunday on the eastern oil-producing province of Qatif, home to all 11 people in the kingdom who have tested positive for the coronavirus, and suspended all schools and universities nationwide. The interior ministry announced the lockdown in Qatif, which has a large Shi’ite