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 Saturday, September 12, 2020

20 things that happened this week #coronavirus

• "the economy needs to have people back at work"
• sudden spike in UK cases (2988 is highest since May)
• India overtakes Brazil to be 2nd-worst hit
• Health Secretary wags finger at young people
• seven Greek islands added to quarantine list
• tests unavailable (or ridiculously far away)
• sudden rise in cases "a great concern"
• lockdown cuts off Caerphilly
• the arts are at a "point of no return"
• many people requesting tests "inappropriately'
social gatherings over 6 to be banned
• new rules "for no longer than we have to"
• PM suggests mass daily testing by the spring
• Portugal back on quarantine list
• masks mandatory in shops in Wales
• test and trace app coming on 24th September
• R now between 1 and 1.2 (or higher)
• restrictions on socialising in Birmingham
• daily cases now double this time last week
• looks very much like a second wave...

Worldwide deaths: 875,000 → 920,000
Worldwide cases: 26,700,000 → 28,600,000
UK deaths: 41,549 → 41,623
UK cases: 344,164 → 365,174
FTSE: up 4% (5799 → 6032)

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