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The PM thought the worst would now be over. But normal looks a long way off

WorldNews Sunday, 2 August 2020
The PM thought the worst would now be over. But normal looks a long way offThe beginning of August was supposed to mark a psychological turning point – when the British people could begin to believe that their lives were returning to normal. As families prepared to head away on holiday, the government had been clear that its priorities were for schools and universities to reopen in September and for as many people as possible to return to their workplaces by the autumn. As Boris Johnson said a fortnight ago, in a speech in Downing Street, his hope was that there could be a “significant return to normality” by Christmas. The...
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Key information from September 3 coronavirus briefing [Video]

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China's Christmas city loses its seasonal cheer [Video]

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Yiwu is the Santa's workshop of China, where some 80% of the world's Christmas goods are produced. But the health crisis has slashed demand from international buyers, leaving the city's factories and vendors with little to celebrate this year. Gloria Tso reports.

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