Boris Johnson braces the nation that dealt with a coronavirus death toll of more than 50,000 for "many job losses," to further elaborate on the economic impact of the pandemic appear.
The prime minister insisted that he & # 39; s very proud & # 39; was on & # 39; government of & # 39; e government despite the gruesome milestone on Covid-related deaths and its recognition that large damages are & # 39; inevitable & # 39; were.
He said the government would take an "interventionist" approach to support the economy, so it & # 39; s not showing a lockdown.
On Thursday, the Commons business committee will hear more about the impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers, while the Bank of England will publish a list of companies that receive funding through their Covid Corporate Financing Facility loan scheme.
The National Statistics Bureau is also set to finalize the & # 39; financial & social damage assessment of & # 39; to detail a disease.
Meanwhile, ministers are likely to ask more questions about their decision to end virtual votes in the Commons after & # 39; Business Secretary Alok Sharma, who appeared visibly ill on Wednesday while in & # 39; e room, was tested for Covid-19.
After the & # 39; s authorities have taken a deep clean, a spokeswoman for & # 39; a MP he would isolate himself after he "began to feel discomfort" in delivering the second reading of the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill.
Opposition MPs renew calls for restoring virtual voting rights, with the shadow of Labor foreign secretary Lisa Nandy saying "recklessly don't even begin to describe" the scrapping of the system a day earlier.
Also on Thursday, Mr Johnson will urge world leaders to "unite humanity" in & # 39; a fight against disease & # 39; he & # 39; s an online global vaccine head, with the goal of raising £ 6 billion to immunize millions of children in & # 39; the world's poorest nations.
Although not directly involved with coronavirus, which & # 39; s crawling around the world to find a vaccine, officials said the summit could reduce the chance that & # 39; s resources abroad & # 39; t United Kingdom by reducing pressure on & # 39; & # 39; s health care systems. e developing countries so they can tackle Covid-19.
A second spike would cause further damage to the economy, and the Prime Minister acknowledged the scale already facing the UK at & # 39; last Downing Street press conference.
& # 39; I'm afraid there will be many, many job losses. That's just irreplaceable, & # 39; he said.
Big sectors of the economy are kept alive by taxpayer funding, with companies borrowing more than £ 30 billion from three government-backed Coronavirus loan schemes and 8.7 million jobs flooded .
Mr. Johnson also posed for questions about the test and flush program to track the spread of & # 39; s disease, with England chief medical officer Chris Whitty saying & # 39; in the early stages of its development & # 39; continued.
In other developments:
– Figures suggest that more than half of nursing homes in the UK have not tested a single coronavirus staff.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been working on curbing shares of Covid-19 drugs amid concerns that Brexit could jeopardize supplies if the UK and EU cannot agree to a trade agreement, the Financial Times reported.
– A study by & # 39; University of Warwick suggested that the gradual resurgence of primary schools in England will only cause a second wave, thanks to the reduction of & # 39; a lockdown was required too quickly.
– Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed plans for people arriving in the UK from overseas to undergo a 14-day quarantine period from Monday.
– All schools in Wales will reopen on June 29.
The UK toll for deaths linked to Covid-19 passes 50,000, according to analysis from official figures by the PA agency.
The government's main scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said there were 8,000 new cases of coronavirus per day in & # 39; t UK and that there was "relatively little room for maneuver" to reduce the lockdown.
While the latest figures showed that more than 1,800 had tested positive per day, data from the Office for National Statistics suggested that the true figure was significantly higher.
At the same time, he said the R – the rate of transfer – was still close to 1, which meant the numbers did not go down quickly.
He said the number of deaths has also come down "but it doesn't come down as fast as we want".