When Will UK’s Economy Overcome COVID-Related Recession & Return Back on Track?

The negative consequences of the nationwide lockdown on the UK’s economy can’t be overemphasised either, according to the professor: “This has had an adverse impact on business and consumer confidence leading increased unemployment and applications to access universal credit despite the government’s financial support via furlough scheme”, he says. Still, he praises the timely interventions […]

UK economy sees deepest quarterly contraction since 1955

“This is the largest quarterly contraction in the UK economy since Office for National Statistics (ONS) quarterly records began in 1955,” said the official statistics body, adding that it reflected lockdown restrictions that had been put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rishi Sunak warns ‘hard times are here’ after UK plunges into ‘worst ever’ recession

“Schemes like Eat out to Help Out will no doubt provide some welcome relief for restaurant bosses, but the government will need to think carefully about how to support other sectors such as travel, which will continue to struggle without intervention.”

Coronavirus latest news LIVE: France escalates Covid-19 response as UK deaths hit 41,329

“My message remains the same: please don’t visit other people’s homes; work from home if you can; keep social distancing; keep practising good hand hygiene, get a test at the first sign of coronavirus symptoms and, most importantly, please stay at home and self-isolate for at least 10 days if you test positive for coronavirus […]

Coronavirus UK news LIVE: Deaths fall to 41,329 after urgent review as cases stay above 1,000-day mark

“My message remains the same: please don’t visit other people’s homes; work from home if you can; keep social distancing; keep practising good hand hygiene, get a test at the first sign of coronavirus symptoms and, most importantly, please stay at home and self-isolate for at least 10 days if you test positive for coronavirus […]

People are more likely to catch Covid-19 in areas with high air pollution because particulate matter could ‘carry’ the viruses, scientists claim

RAISE A CHILD’S RISK OF AUTISM: Researchers at Monash University in Australia discovered youngsters living in highly polluted parts of Shanghai have a 86 per cent greater chance of developing ASD. Lead author Dr Yuming Guo said: ‘The developing brains of young children are more vulnerable to toxic exposures in the environment.’

Medical examiners ‘will review the deaths’ of more than 600 health and care workers who caught Covid-19 in the UK amid PPE fiasco

An NHS England spokesperson said: ‘NHS and other care staff have gone to extraordinary lengths to treat people during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s absolutely right that we seek to understand the circumstances of every death, which is why all NHS employers will work with the Health and Safety Executive, as well as local and regional […]

UK firms set to cut more jobs as virus fallout deepens

The furlough program has paid 80 percent of workers’ wages up to 2,500 pounds ($3,260) per month, preventing many job losses. However, employers have this month been forced to start contributing toward the wage bill, with the program due to close at the end of October.

Twitter creates new ‘handwashing emoji’ to remind the UK public to maintain good hygiene practices throughout the coronavirus pandemic

It is similar to SARS, which infected 8,000 people and killed nearly 800 in an outbreak in Asia in 2003, in that it is a type of coronavirus which infects humans’ lungs. It is less deadly than SARS, however, which killed around one in 10 people, compared to approximately one in 50 for COVID-19.

Coronavirus fears blamed for 60% fall in cancer referrals in England

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