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UK coronavirus news LIVE: Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils the next stage in delivering the government's economic action plan

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 26/03/2020

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The Chancellor has unveiled a financial package aimed at helping self-employed workers through the coronavirus crisis.

The Government said it expects 10,000 Covid-19 tests per day to be carried out by the end of this week, despite testing just 6,643 on Wednesday.

It comes as a national display of thanks is set to take place this evening , when residents across the country will join in with Clap for Carers, to commend NHS staff and carers working during the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, a senior health service figure has warned that hospitals in London are at risk of hitting capacity within days amid a "continuous tsunami" of patients and "unprecedented" staff sickness rates.

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