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13/07/20 COVID-19 Global News Update

13 July 2020

Overview of the latest developments on Coronavirus (COVID-19):


TUI says it will cover cost of medical treatment and flights if customers contract coronavirus on holiday

Jul 13th, 2020 via The Scotsman - News
Travel company TUI has pledged to cover all medical expenses for UK holidaymakers who test positive for coronavirus whilst abroad.

Barclays gets capital boost ahead of likely coronavirus loan losses

Jul 13th, 2020 via Reuters UK - Business News
Barclays told investors on Monday that recent regulatory changes had boosted its core capital, giving it a bigger buffer to absorb likely loan losses through the coronavirus crisis.

Millionaires urge governments to tax them more to help fund coronavirus recovery

Jul 13th, 2020 via The Independent - News
Dozens of millionaires and billionaires have called for higher taxes on wealth to help fund the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Wealthy individuals including British screenwriter Richard Curtis and Disney heiress Abigail Disney signed a letter urging governments to tax them more.

Coronavirus: City calls for new body to clear £35bn crisis debt burden

Jul 12th, 2020 via UK Sky Business News
The government should establish a "UK Recovery Corporation" to help tackle a £35bn state-backed debt burden accumulated by British businesses during the coronavirus crisis, a panel of top City figures will say this week. 

General UK News

PM says face masks ‘should be worn’ in shops

Jul 13th, 2020 via BBC - Front Page
Boris Johnson has said he is looking at "enforcement" of masks for shoppers in England.

‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study

Jul 13th, 2020 via The Guardian - Environment News
There is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date. 

Coronavirus: City-wide lockdown in Leicester 'not justified'

Jul 13th, 2020 via BBC News - Leicester
Leicester's city-wide lockdown was "not justified", the city's mayor has said, after new data showed only pockets of the city had higher Covid-19 cases. 

Official Guidance/Reports

Deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation: deaths occurring between 1 March and 30 June 2020

Jul 13th, 2020 via Gov.uk - Publications
Provisional counts of the number of deaths and age-standardised mortality rates involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) between 1 March and 30 June 2020 in England and Wales.

Further Reading