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26th Feb 2024

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UK: 20% of workforce could be hit by coronavirus

In a worst-case scenario, some 20 percent of the UK workforce would be off work with the coronavirus, the British government warned on Tuesday. That would mean enforced absence from work and self-quarantining, while shops, offices and schools were closed, the government action plan stated. As of Tuesday, there were 51 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

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Angry farmers block Brussels again, urge fix to 'unfair' prices

Following weeks of demonstrations across Europe, farmers returned to Brussels to protest over unfair competition in prices, as EU agriculture ministers met just a few metres away to discuss a response. The police used water cannon and tear gas.

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