What happens when lockdown ends? – BBC Newsnight

The economic effect of coronavirus will continue for years – what can be done to mitigate it? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F

Data from the ONS released today has revealed that the poorest are dying of Covid-19 at double the rate of people in the richest areas.

And, while measures introduced to fight the economic impact have helped in the short term, they will reverberate for years, and it is predicted that it will be the poorest who will again feel the effects the strongest.

What will happen when schemes like the government furlough end?

Or perhaps more pertinently – how long can the government afford to keep them up?

Business Editor Helen Thomas reports, and Kirsty Wark is joined by former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine, General-Secretary of the Trades Union Congress Frances O’Grady, and Chair of the Treasury Select Committee Mel Stride MP.

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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

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  • In This Story: Lockdown

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