BTC STYLIST FORUM Coronavirus Live News Updates 3/23: UK Prime Minister Orders Nationwide Lockdown


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      United Kingdom Prime Minster Boris Johnson ordered the British public “you must stay at home” on Monday. The nationwide lockdown will be enforced by British police Johnson explained, and all non-essential shops, including restaurants and gyms, must be closed.

      For more information visit here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/boris-johnson-orders-uk-lockdown-to-be-enforced-by-police

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      British Prime Minster Boris Johnson addressed the U.K. today with a plan to help small businesses that are suffering during the coronavirus outbreak.
      UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised grants and government-backed loans worth more than £300bn interest free for one year. Mortgages are also part of the relief effort with a “three month holiday” to help those struggling to make payments. Johnson also encouraged businesses to file a claim with their insurance company, if they do not meet the requirements for a claim they can apply for a government-back cash grant up to £25,000.


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      The UK government announced on Friday that it will cover 80% of wages, up to £2,500 a month for employees that are unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic. The order will cover at least three months worth of wages and will be backdated to March 1st.

      For more information, visit: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2237475-coronavirus-latest-news-uk-government-to-pay-up-to-80-of-wages/

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