Matt Cooper: The cost will be huge – but lives, jobs and our future are at stake
The government has moved swiftly with moves to counter the threat to life from Covid-19, but there are questions over the adequacy of the measures taken to address the economic perils of the crisis
The government has moved with speed to deal with the health crisis posed by Covid-19. Questions have been raised over certain issues, such as why Italian tourists were allowed in after the postponement of the Six Nations rugby international or the extent of efforts to boost supplies of personal protective equipment, (PPE) but in general the health emergency appears to have been handled well so far given the circumstances.
The jury remains out, however, when...
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