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PM statement on coronavirus: 22 March 2020

Good afternoon everyone

Thank you for coming, and thank you to Robert Jenrick, the Communities Secretary, and Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

I want again to thank everyone in the country today for the huge effort that we are collectively making.

Details of Government support for local authorities

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick, has issued a statement providing explanation and detail of Government support in a number of areas including social care, private renting, rough sleeping and business.

 

MP's Column

As stated in this column last week, ‘life as we know it’ will not be able to carry on for a period of time.

£350 billion pledged to support the economy

The Chancellor has announced a massive package of financial measures to support the economy against the coronavirus impact.

It includes £330bn in loans, £20bn in other aid, a business rates holiday, and grants for retailers and pubs. Help for airlines is also being considered.

Britons advised not to travel overseas

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is now advising British people against all non-essential travel worldwide as from today, 17th March.

The advice takes effect immediately and applies initially for a period of 30 days.

Cornavirus: What can I do?

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandably concerning and, as the situation develops, it is becoming apparent that ‘life as we know it’ may not be able to carry on for a period of time.