UK coronavirus live: economy slumps as Boris Johnson faces calls for inquiry into health crisis

British economy sees biggest monthly slump on record while families of coronavirus victims call for inquiry into government’s handling of pandemic

8.58am BST

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has said the government needs to “get a grip” on the coronavirus test track and trace system because “it is holding us back economically as well as in health terms”.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, she said: “We have to get that test, track and isolate system working properly.

8.45am BST

Virgin Atlantic has become the latest airline to leave a vapour trail of furious customers who are now being told they will have to wait up to four months to receive refunds for cancelled flights.

Following warnings in May from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), more airlines have started processing refunds to customers, after initially trying to get customers to accept vouchers rather than the full cash refund to which they are entitled.

Don’t book thro Virgin, I will be waiting 120 days for a £1700 refund for cancelled flight – unacceptable!

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Source: The Guardian
UK coronavirus live: economy slumps as Boris Johnson faces calls for inquiry into health crisis