A report by the Resolution Foundation think tank has estimated youth unemployment in the UK could rise by 640,000 this year.
This would take the total to above one million.
Latest official figures show 408,000 people aged 18-24 are currently unemployed.
The report, called Class of 2020, examines how previous recessions have affected young people.
It says more than one in three school leavers, and one in five graduates normally found their first job after education in cafes, bars and retail sectors.
These are among the sectors hardest hit by the lockdown.
Record unemployment is coming – the class of 2020 must be protected – @kathleenhenehan writes for @ipaperviews https://t.co/lsKaEMlTfY
— Resolution Foundation (@resfoundation) May 6, 2020
The UK has become the first country in Europe to pass 30,000 coronavirus deaths, according to the latest government figures.Embed from Getty Images
A total of 30,076 people have now died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for the virus.
This is up by 649 from Tuesday.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said they were “heartbreaking losses”.
On Tuesday, the UK passed Italy with the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe.
The UK becomes first country in Europe to pass 30,000 coronavirus deaths, according to government figureshttps://t.co/XkdBliJxMJ pic.twitter.com/Kwmbt7ZTbk
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) May 6, 2020
Hundreds of mutations to the virus which causes the disease Covid-19 foundEmbed from Getty Images
Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have suggested that mutations could make the disease more infectious.
They cite the mututation D614G specifically as becoming dominant.
They noted there seems to be something about this particular mutation that makes it grow more quickly – but the consequences of this are not yet clear.
The research is yet to be reviewed by other scientists and formally published.
The Laboratory is drawing on its broad scientific and technical capabilities to actively engage in the national effort to study, understand, and answer important questions about the #COVID19 outbreak. See all of the #science updates here: https://t.co/Yyso6lB7ty | #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/EVJYeKkoij
— Los Alamos Lab (@LosAlamosNatLab) April 29, 2020
Ibstock pub landlord fined and served prohibition order after drinkers found hiding in cellarEmbed from Getty Images
The landlord of the Boot Inn ignored repeated warnings from Leicestershire Police to stop regular activities at the premises in recent weeks.
During a raid three drinkers were found hiding in the cellar, and were issued with fixed penalty notices.
The local council said disregarding the prohibition order could lead to the loss of the landlord’s alcohol licence as well as criminal charges being issued.
North West Leicestershire District Council said the prohibition order was thought to be the first one issued in the county.
BBC News – Coronavirus: Ibstock pub landlord fined after drinkers found in cellar https://t.co/c8IL39pd1D That’s so out of order People still flouting the laws at a time of a world wide PANDEMIC. 12 Monkey’s, Contagion, Outbreak movies come to mind. You should all watch them…
— Gary (@macster581972) May 6, 2020
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