Coronavirus forecast to cut UK economic output by 15% | Business

The coronavirus pandemic could cause UK economic output to plunge by an unprecedented 15% in the second quarter of the year and unemploymentto more than double, according to dire forecasts. The deepest recession since the financial crisis is now all but unavoidable, according to analysts at the Centre for Economics …

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Manufacturers cast doubt on ventilator target

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Image copyrightGetty Images The UK may not have all the ventilators it needs by the time coronavirus cases in the country reach their peak, engineering firms warned. Health officials expect the UK to experience its highest number of infections in around two weeks’ time. The UK has just over 8,000 …

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Coronavirus: The Archers to reflect global outbreak in May

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Image caption The Radio 4 soap centres on life in rural EnglandThe BBC has revealed that its long-running BBC Radio 4 soap The Archers will have its first coronavirus-related storyline in early May. Recording is typically done weeks in advance of broadcast, meaning writers have so far been unable to …

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Coronavirus: Six more deaths in Northern Ireland

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Image copyrightGetty Images Six more people have died with coronavirus in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 21. It is the largest increase in deaths with the virus in Northern Ireland in a 24 hour period. The Public Health Agency (PHA) said another 86 people had tested positive for the …

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