Hot Off The Wires - 12 March 2020
Britain will move into the delay phase of the coronavirus outbreak today as the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic, with people to be told to keep their distance. Fresh guidance could come today after Boris Johnson chairs a Cobra meeting to sign off “social distancing” measures.
Donald Trump has announced that all travel from Europe to America will be suspended for 30 days but the UK will be exempt, in a major intervention to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The UK government is to invest an additional £9.5bn in its affordable homes programme.
Spending on UK research and development is set to nearly double to £22bn per year within five years, the Chancellor unveiled in his Budget speech.
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