Jerusalem reopens Al-Aqsa mosque compound

#Jerusalem has reopened the #Al-Aqsa mosque compound, after weeks of an unprecedented closure to contain the spread of #COVID-19. Worshippers are required to wear face masks and bring their own prayer rugs. The mosque is known as the third holiest site in Islam. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store … Read more Jerusalem reopens Al-Aqsa mosque compound

Scheme paying millions of salaries extended to October by Chancellor – BBC News

The Government will continue to spend billions of pounds on the furlough scheme, paying the salaries of millions of workers for months to come. The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised to protect the jobs of those furloughed by their employers until October. Mr Sunak said the scheme, introduced to prevent mass redundancies, will need to … Read more Scheme paying millions of salaries extended to October by Chancellor – BBC News

Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

In Mecca, one of the most sacred cities in Islam, public prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr have been taking place. But only a few dozen worshippers gathered at the Great Mosque. Saudi Arabia has imposed a round-the-clock curfew after infections surged to nearly 70,000. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, large gatherings have been spotted across the country. … Read more Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

Coronavirus crisis: govt borrowing hits record level – BBC News

Government borrowing has surged to its highest level on record, underlining the scale of the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deficit, the difference between government spending and tax receipts, soared to more than £62 billion in April, due to the level of financial support provided by the Treasury, to help businesses and … Read more Coronavirus crisis: govt borrowing hits record level – BBC News

Rolls Royce cuts 9,000 jobs and warns recovery from pandemic will take years – BBC News

Rolls Royce, one of the greatest names in British engineering is to cut 9,000 jobs, a fifth of its global workforce, most of them in the UK. The company, whose main business is making aircraft engines, has warned that it will take several years for the industry to recover from the impact of coronavirus. Thousands … Read more Rolls Royce cuts 9,000 jobs and warns recovery from pandemic will take years – BBC News

“Severe recession” warning as jobless benefit claims surge – BBC News

The Chancellor has delivered a sombre warning about the prospects for the UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Rishi Sunak said the nation was heading into a “severe recession” and it’s “not obvious there will be an immediate bounceback” once lockdown restrictions are eased more fully. His warning came as the latest … Read more “Severe recession” warning as jobless benefit claims surge – BBC News

Coronavirus: recession underway with record fall in economic output- BBC News

The United Kingdom is already in the depths of a significant recession, according to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. The Office for National Statistics reported a record fall in economic output in March. The impact of the pandemic is likely to be even more damaging in the coming months, with one prominent expert saying the economy … Read more Coronavirus: recession underway with record fall in economic output- BBC News

Coronavirus: scheme paying millions of workers’ wages extended to October – BBC News

The government’s emergency scheme to save millions of jobs by paying most of people’s salaries will be extended until the end of October. The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has told the BBC that many jobs have already been saved by the furlough scheme. But there’s growing concern about the £14 billion a month cost of the … Read more Coronavirus: scheme paying millions of workers’ wages extended to October – BBC News

Coronavirus: PM encourages some people to return to work – BBC News

In his latest television addresss announcing gradual easing of the lockdown, the Prime Minister has encouraged people to return to work, if they can’t work from home. The government has said it is working with employers to establish guidance about making the workplace safe. Boris Johnson also said that primary schools in England could partially … Read more Coronavirus: PM encourages some people to return to work – BBC News

Coronavirus warning: UK faces worst downturn for 300 years – BBC News

The Bank of England has warned that the UK is heading for an unprecedented recession. It says the economy is on course for the sharpest annual contraction for 300 years, with the coronavirus pandemic dramatically reducing jobs and incomes. The Governor of the Bank of England said the economy is expected to contract by 14%, … Read more Coronavirus warning: UK faces worst downturn for 300 years – BBC News

Coronavirus: UK lockdown to be eased next week – BBC News

The Prime Minister will make a statement on Sunday setting out his plans to ease the lockdown. Boris Johnson said some changes will come into force the next day. Ministers have hinted that the construction sector should return to work wherever possibleand that offices, public spaces and transport systems should be adapted to maintain safety … Read more Coronavirus: UK lockdown to be eased next week – BBC News

Resident who lost his father and aunt to COVID-19: ‘Lifting the lockdown will make things worse’

Newham resident Omar Islam is against lockdown restrictions being lifted after losing his father and aunt to COVID-19. Omar describes plans to slowly lift lockdown restrictions as “stupid”, and it’s a view shared by many in the community in which he lives. #coronavirus #COVID19 SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us … Read more Resident who lost his father and aunt to COVID-19: ‘Lifting the lockdown will make things worse’

Conavirus: devastating economic impact as Next warns of 40% fall in sales – BBC News

There’s more evidence of the devastating impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on business and the economy. The retailer Next has warned that sales could drop by 40%. Others have said thousands of high street shops could permanently close. Barclays Bank has reported a substantial drop in profits and said that the cost of people … Read more Conavirus: devastating economic impact as Next warns of 40% fall in sales – BBC News

Coronavirus: PM says stick with lockdown as nation faces “moment of maximum risk” – BBC News

Boris Johnson has warned that the UK is facing a moment of “maximum risk” and urged people not to lose patience with the lockdown. The Prime Minister was speaking in Downing Street, where he has returned to work, more than 3 weeks after he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus infection. He said the priority … Read more Coronavirus: PM says stick with lockdown as nation faces “moment of maximum risk” – BBC News

Ramadan begins: Holy month impacted by global virus outbreak

From Bamako to Baghdad, Muslims have traditionally broken the day’s fast during Ramadan with a shared meal. But in the age of social distancing and tight restrictions many of the communal rituals will not be observed this year. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Ramadan begins: Holy month impacted by global virus outbreak