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Business Chiefs And UK Tangle Over Economic Deaths Caused By COVID-19 Lockdown

Business Chief and politicians in the United Kingdom on Thursday chart the way forward from the COVID-19 lockdown that is affecting the national economy. They posited that if the lockdown continues unabated many citizens would be out of a job.

They, therefore, pleaded with the Government to unlock the economy and get Britain moving after figures appeared to show the Covid-19 outbreak was coming under control.

The experts as reported by Daily Mail suggested that coronavirus was ‘disappearing’ from the UK, with deaths down and new cases in London below 50 a day.

Official figures revealed on Thursday how deaths, hospital admissions and new infections have dropped significantly since the epidemic peaked in early April.

The R-rate – which shows how quickly the virus is spreading – is also said to be falling.

Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University, said coronavirus was ‘disappearing at a rate that’s speeding up’.

He urged politicians to ‘open up businesses’ to prevent a second wave of deaths caused by economic collapse.

Conservative former leader Iain Duncan Smith said: ‘We need to move fast. The threat facing us now, outweighing coronavirus, is that of a failing economy.’

Tory ex-minister John Redwood said: ‘We are going to have unemployment on a scale not seen for many a year… unless we get furloughed people back to work.’

 

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