Coronavirus and its impact across the community has led the business news headlines this week, with unprecedented temporary business closures and then compensation payments put in place as the extent of the crisis became clear.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson tells cafes, pubs and restaurants to close

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The aviation industry has also been severely affected.

READ MORE: easyJet grounds majority of fleet 

The temporary closure of businesses including Primark in Europe were also among our best-read articles online this week.

READ MORE: Primark to close all UK stores after drop in demand

North Sea find boosts oil and gas industry amid crude price slump

READ MORE: Total made a discovery in the North Sea which has generated excitement following the recent slump in the crude price.

Another of our best-read business stories this was about a Highland hotel located at the start of the North Coast 500 route that has been put up for sale for less than £200,000.

READ MORE: Christie & Co said the owners of the hotel, south of Dingwall, were “seeking a sale in order to enjoy a well-deserved retirement”.

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