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10/31, 8:26 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Johnson extends furlough scheme until December

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday the government's furlough scheme would extend throughout November and last until December after confirming the introduction of a new lockdown in England.

The prime minister stressed the decision was made to support businesses that had been facing severe difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier in the day, Johnson declared the one-month lockdown in England after the number of infections from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom had surpassed one million.

Breaking the News / JR