Jeremy Corbyn has asked the PM to agree to provide emergency support for those affected by the coronavirus, demanding a financial package which would include higher statutory sick pay, as well as rent deferrals and so-called “mortgage holidays”.
In a letter to Mr Johnson, the Labor leader has called for financial protections “for all, including insecure, low paid and self-employed workers, during self-isolation and illness”.
He said that rent deferrals and mortgage holidays were necessary “so that landlords cannot evict tenants and mortgage companies cannot take action against homeowners”.
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The new UK victims who died since Friday were all aged over and had underlying health conditions.
It was the largest number of deaths announced on a sing le day since the start of the outbreak and brings the UK’s total number of fatalities to , with in England and one in Scotland.
The victims were being cared for by nine trusts including Buckinghamshire, Sandwell & West Birmingham, Wolverhampton , Leicester, Barts, London, north Middlesex and Chester.