UK launches new £4.6 bn plan to help coronavirus-hit firms

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

As England began a fresh lockdown set to last weeks, the United Kingdom government on Tuesday launched an extra £4.6-billion ($6.3-billion, 5.1-billion-euro) package for virus-battered businesses.

United Kingdom
Rishi Sunak

“This will help businesses to get through the months ahead and crucially it will help sustain jobs, so workers can be ready to return when they are able to reopen,” finance minister Rishi Sunak said in a statement.