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Highlights from the Government’s Covid-19 press conference

Boris Johnson holds a press conference regarding the coronavirus situation. The Prime Minister was joined by Chancellor Rishi Sunak who has announced billions of pounds of extra help for firms and workers hit by coronavirus restrictions.The package includes making the Job Support Scheme, which replaces the current furlough system, more generous.There will also be grants of £2,100 available for firms in Tier 2 areas of England, primarily aimed at helping hospitality and leisure venues which have seen takings plummet due to a restrictions on households mixing.

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