More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus spreads.
The chain is the latest supermarket to reward staff for their extra efforts during the crisis.
At least 50,000 free weekly food parcels are to be sent out to clinically vulnerable people in England.
The airline says it is facing a challenging environment in “unprecedented circumstances”.
The department store is heading for another major restructuring which could involve more store closures.
The future of some 2,000 of the restaurant’s employees hang in the balance.
Customers must keep paying for items they are renting despite administrators being appointed.
Textile firms say they could have begun making gowns and masks for front-line workers ten days ago.