British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is seeking to avoid a full national lockdown to prevent unemployment soaring into the millions.
Payroll figures in the UK show 730,000 people have lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus crisis lockdown.
The number of people in France signing for unemployment surged in April by 22.6% to a record high as a nationwide coronavirus lockdown shut down swathes of the economy.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit Japan's economy hard and many factories, including those of carmakers, are scaling back production.
More than 10 million employees in France - one out of every two in the private sector - have been laid off during the coronavirus lockdown.
Hundreds of unemployed Kenyans on Wednesday took to the streets of the capital Nairobi over lack of employment opportunities in the country.
Some 1.090 million job opportunities are set to be created via implementation of 18 job generation plans by the end of the present Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2020).