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Coronavirus: Britain’s economy could take US$6.3 billion hit from ‘pingdemic’

The UK’s economy could face a loss of more than 4.6 billion pounds (US$6.3 billion) in just four weeks if rules on self-isolation following a “ping” from the NHS app aren’t relaxed, according to data from Centre for Economics and Business Research.Since July 19 “freedom day,” the surge of Covid-19 cases in the UK implies has caused increasing number of people will need self-isolate after being contacted by the NHS app, triggering disruption in supply chains.Figures released this week from the…

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