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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
US firms benefit from relief loans, but more help needed
Industry officials say real help will come from infrastructure funding 
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
Pandemic cuts US nonresidential construction employment
Industry economist sees infrastructure spending as a possible silver lining
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
Brazil’s rental industry ‘on the front line’
Brazil’s rental association ALEC sends letter to federal, state and municipal governments highlighting ‘essential’ role
Manitex addresses Covid-19
Crane maker Manitex International updates investors in response to the evolving Covid-19 virus pandemic
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
Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19
Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 
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
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
US crane & transport sector classified "essential"
US Department of Homeland Security confirms crane, rigging, and specialized transportation as Essential Critical Infrastructure
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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