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Australian union calls for adherence to safety protocols
Australia’s CFMEU union has called on contractors and builders to follow enhanced health and safety and hygiene practices to combat the spread of coronavirus
Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19
Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 
CCA: Canadian construction sites should remain open
Canadian Construction Association says work should continue, provided set protocol is followed
BAM reopens in UK and offers Euro update
Dutch contractor says it has redesigned operations to ensure social distancing can be observed
Trump pushes for $2 trillion infrastructure package
The latest US economic relief package could focus on construction of roads, bridges and airports
John Deere closes US plant for deep clean
Operations at Dubuque, Iowa, plant suspended on 30 March following employee COVID-19 diagnosis
Strabag gradually restarts work in Austria
Austria’s largest construction group Strabag is gradually resuming work on more than 1000 construction sites in the country 
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
Comment: Italy after three weeks of lock-down
Roberta Prandi, Associate Publisher at KHL’s Power division, reports from Northern Italy on the COVID-19 crisis
Russian rental faces up to virus challenge
The Russian Rental Association has asked its rental members for their views on the impact of COVID-19
Exclusive: Chinese crane owner on the construction recovery
Mr. Chai Zhao Yi of tower crane rental company Pangyuan Rental describes the recovery in China following the effects of COVID-19
US VP Pence appeals to equipment manufacturers
Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) works with government to navigate effects of COVID-19 on industry
Mateco meets cross-border challenges
Europe-wide access rental group faces different regulatory conditions and employee needs around the continent
UK construction faces COVID-19 dilemma
New UK restrictions on travel and business are creating enormous challenges for contractors
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
Economic recovery post coronavirus could be ‘robust’
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development releases €1 billion in emergency funds
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