Economy is ‘over the worst’ of coronavirus crisis but could face permanent scarring, expert claims – The Sun

THE economy is “over the worst” of the coronavirus crisis but could face permanent scarring, according to the head of the Office for Budget Responsibility. Robert Chote, chairman of the OBR said the level of “scarring” would depend on how business adapts to a new post Covid-19 world. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for […]

Coronavirus live news: Spain to quarantine overseas travellers; French economy shrinks | World news

French economic activity plunged 27% in April compared with its expected trajectory before the coronavirus pandemic but this was still a slight improvement on March, the Bank of France said. The economy had been predicted to grow 0.1% in the first quarter of the year, the central bank said, with the 27% drop counted from […]

Coronavirus live news: Spain’s daily death toll drops below 300 as children allowed out for first time in weeks | World news

3.20pm BST15:20 The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, will present the national strategy for lifting the country’s lockdown on Tuesday. The pandemic has killed 22,614 people in France since the start of March, with officials on Saturday reporting 369 new deaths in the previous 24 hours. The French government plan to relax certain restrictions from […]

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 500,000 as Trump faces ‘biggest decision’ on curbs | World news

6.12am BST06:12 Here’s a bit of positive news from Turkey, where doctors are celebrating the recovery of a 93-year-old woman, Alye Gunduz, who was discharged from an Istanbul hospital following 10 days of treatment. “It is promising because patients at this age and with chronic diseases are most of the time unable to recover because […]

Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down | World news

A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President Hassan Rouhani made the announcement at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday following recommendations from the health ministry about the course of the […]

Coronavirus live updates: Italy-wide lockdown comes into force | World news

10.47am GMT10:47 Hong Kong will quarantine all visitors from Italy and parts of France, Germany and Japan for two weeks from March 13 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the French consulate in the city has said. Visitors from Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est in France, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, and Hokkaido in Japan will […]

Coronavirus outbreak: woman tests positive after disembarking Diamond Princess – live news | World news

9.23am GMT09:23 What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? My colleagues Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam have answered questions on the virus. Here are a selection of them, including whether we should panic: What is Covid-19 – the illness that started in Wuhan? It is caused by a […]

Storm Ciara claims second victim as man, 77, dies after slipping in icy weather

An OAP has died during Storm Ciara and is believed to be the second fatality during the severe weather conditions. The tragedy happened just before 11am today in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire. The man, believed to be 77 years old, fell and banged his head during icy weather, it was reported. Emergency services rushed to his […]

Anne Sacoolas charged over death of Harry Dunn | UK news

The wife of a US intelligence officer has been charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of the 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. Anne Sacoolas was whisked out of the UK by the American embassy days after the accident in August, with the US claiming she was covered by […]

Best man punched bride and pulled her down the stairs at brother’s wedding

The devastated family of a bride who was assaulted by the best man at her wedding have claimed he is a notorious party wrecker. Drunken Tomos Rhydian Wilson, 29, went berserk at brother Steffan’s big day, throwing punches at his new sister-in-law, Erin Mason-George. He pulled the 29-year-old down a flight of stairs by her […]