Covid-19 – UK economy in recession: Government warns of ‘difficult and uncertain’ recovery

Britain’s economy shrank by a fifth in the second quarter, higher than any European neighbour, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed businesses and plunged the country into a record recession. France 24 Kate Moody tells us more.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Pence Adviser Defends Trump’s Covid-19 Response as Death Toll Tops 200,000
  • Pelosi Leads House in Moment of Silence to Mark 200,000 U.S. Covid-19 Deaths
  • UK PM Johnson reimposes COVID measures
  • UNGA 2020: World leaders discuss global unity amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • Johnson, Sturgeon Address U.K. and Scotland on New Measures to Covid-19
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