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Contractors lend a hand with European flood disaster clean up
Local construction and other industries initiate European flood disaster clean up
Interview: India’s equipment rental industry fights Covid impact
International Rental News talks to Satin Sachdeva of India’s Construction Equipment Rental Association (CERA)
Brazil’s rental industry makes plea on Covid
Brazilian rental association ALEC and 12 other organisations call for immediate action on Covid-19 crisis
Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update
KHL journalists are reporting on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide
New lockdowns currently exclude construction
Europe and UK impose new restrictions, while other regions rely on softer measures to combat spread of virus
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
Speedy Hire furloughs 50% of employees
UK rental company temporarily closes some smaller depots but maintains national coverage through its superstores
Coates Hire working through crisis
Events business has ceased, but rental company still active in construction and natural resources sectors
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
CNH Industrial updates European production plans
The majority of its European assembly operations will remain suspended until April 17
Aggreko offers use of 1,300 small gensets
Power company offers the UK government up to 1,300 small generators to support COVID-19 testing sites
US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors
The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors
Zeppelin Rentals helps with virus response
The German rental company has helped build temporary virus testing stations and other facilities
Loxam issues COVID-19 update
10% of Loxam’s French network remains open in support of the health crisis or to ensure the continuation of public services
Eyewitness: COVID-19 and South African construction and rental
George Landsberg of Hi-Reach Manlift in South Africa reports that many rental and construction businesses have stopped working
Hitachi details status of production plants
Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India
Brazil’s rental industry ‘on the front line’
Brazil’s rental association ALEC sends letter to federal, state and municipal governments highlighting ‘essential’ role
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
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