[316] Twelve Days in March

Completion Date: 21 March 2020
Medium: Paint on cardboard
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches

News headlines 05 – 16 March 2020

05 March
* Elizabeth Warren ends presidential campaign
* White House acknowledges coronavirus test shortage

06 March
* Worldwide cases surpass 100,000
* Older Americans urged to “stay at home”

07 March
* 400 US cases
* Italy quarantines 16 million people in Lombardy

08 March
Huge oil price drop after Russia/OPEC talks implode

09 March
* Dow posts biggest single-day loss since 2008
* Israel declares 14-day quarantine for all international arrivals
* Italy extends lockdown nationwide
* US cases over 700

10 March
* US markets jump after Trump pitches tax cut
* Putin paves way for another presidential term
* US cases over 800

11 March
* Massive wins for Biden on Super Tuesday II
* Harvey Weinstein jailed for 23 years in rape trial
* Coronavirus declared a pandemic by WHO
* Trump suspends all US travel to and from Europe for 30 days

12 March
* Trump address sparks chaos as coronavirus crisis deepens
* Republic of Ireland closes schools & colleges
* US stocks have worst day since 1987 crash

13 March
* Dow posts biggest single-day gain since 2008
* Trump declares “national emergency”
* Europe now epicentre of pandemic
* House passes sweeping Coronavirus relief package

15 March
* Fed cuts interest rate to zero

16 March
* Markets halt trading after huge plunge
* European borders close
* Biggest Dow fall in 30 years