Coronavirus: economic damage worse than Great Depression warns IMF – BBC News

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The coronavirus pandemic will cause the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression almost a century ago. That is the warning from the International Monetary Fund. The British economy could be affected just as badly. Meanwhile there’s been a spike in deaths at a number of care homes in the UK since the outbreak began. The deaths are not recorded in the daily official figures from hospitals.  For the third week running, millions of people have taken part in a national round of applause for NHS staff and key workers. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports from Economics Editor Faisal Islam, Social Affairs Correspondent Alison Holt and Ireland Correspondent Emma Vardy.

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