Boeing and at least one other US heavy-equipment manufacturers have resumed production, and a few countries have rolled out reopening plans despite worries there isn’t enough testing yet to maintain the coronavirus from rebounding.
The reopenings came amid economic growth, as oil stocks dropped below zero on Monday and stocks and Treasury yields dropped on Wall Street.
Boeing said it was placing approximately 27,000 people back to work this week in its construction plants. It will have virus-slowing precautions in place, such as facial masks and staggered shifts.
Some states – mostly Republican-led ones – have relaxed restrictions and on Monday declared that they would take additional actions to reopen their economy.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared that health spas, hair salons, bowling alleys and tattoo parlours were among companies which could reopen on Friday, so long as owners followed rigorous social distancing and hygiene requirements.
The governor said a decrease in emergency room visits by individuals with flu-like symptoms indicated that infections were going down.
Texas on Monday started a week of slow openings, starting with country parks, while officials stated that later in the week, shops would be permitted to provide curbside service.