Coronavirus live news: Gaza in lockdown following first local cases; Hong Kong man re-infected | World news





00:18

In the UK, some families have abandoned balanced meals for lack of money during the coronavirus crisis, while many have faced physical and mental problems, according to a report.

Researchers from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Church of England (C of E) spoke to parents who said they had been forced to sell possessions to protect their children’s quality of life, and found that 80% of poorer families surveyed felt they had become worse off financially since the lockdown began.

The findings underline the disproportionate strain being placed on the poorest households as the UK struggles to deal with the pandemic. In June the Resolution Foundation said that while many low-income families were turning to credit cards to get by under lockdown, many higher-income households were able to save more money as their costs fell:





00:07

‘Very low evidence’ for plasma therapy authorised by Trump — WHO





23:57

Summary

Updated

Source: The Guardian

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *