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18 March 2020, 06:16

Boris Johnson will face questions from MPs over his response to coronavirus
Boris Johnson will face questions from MPs over his response to coronavirus. Picture: PA

The Prime Minister will face questions later from MPs over whether the Government's emergency funding for businesses and families during the coronavirus outbreak is enough.

Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced £350 billion in loans and other aid to protect companies with mortgage holidays for those in financial difficulty because of coronavirus.

1,950 people have tested positive for the illness - but it's estimated around 55,000 have it while 71 people in the UK have now died from Covid-19.

Read more: Coronavirus - Who should self-isolate and for how long?

All non-essential operations in England and Scotland have now been postponed from April 15th to free up beds.

The Government is also going to set out emergency legislation which would give police the powers to arrest and isolate people to protect public health.

Read more: What is the Government doing for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic?

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