The British finance minister Rishi Sunak is to unveil a plan to boost the UK’s economy after the slump in recent months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The measures are expected to include a new scheme to help young people into employment, along with already-announced funding for the arts & culture industry, and investment in reducing emissions. According the OECD, the United Kingdom will be among the worst-affected major economies by Covid-19, with its economy set to shrink 11.5 percent in 2020.
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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.