BRITAIN TO HELP WORKERS HURT BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Britain’s treasury chief announced a new income support program Thursday for workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his plan to subsidize the wages of workers whose hours are cut due to the pandemic as part of a wider package of measures to help businesses and bolster the economy. The announcement comes as COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the U.K. The government reported 6,634 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday – the U.K.’s highest daily total recorded.