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Boris rules out full national lockdown

The UK Prime Minister’s statement came after Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced big changes to the Job Support Scheme set to replace furlough in November in a bid to support businesses affected by the pandemic in England’s “high alert” Tier Two areas…reports Asian

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Europe reels under second Covid-19 wave

Europe has continued its battle with a second wave of the novel coronavirus, with several countries reporting a record surge in the number of single-day confirmed cases. On Friday, Germany, Greece and Slovenia set new records for daily cases, a day after

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Jobless Rate Soars

In its latest update, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that an estimated 1.5 million people were unemployed between June and August, while redundancies stood at 227,000…reports Asian Lite Newsdesk The UK’s unemployment rate has hit the highest level in three

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Boris Unveils 3-Tier Covid Restrictions

The Liverpool City Region will be placed in the “very high” level from Wednesday, the Prime Minister said, adding that following talks with local leaders, gyms, leisure centres, betting shops and casinos will also close in the region…reports Asian Lite News UK

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Second nationwide lockdown likely in UK

A top UK scientist has said that a second nationwide lockdown was a possibility in the face of a worsening situation of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a BBC interview on Sunday, Peter Horby, chair of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus