Daily Update 16/06/2020


The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 41,969, an increase of 233 as of today. 

Progress has been made in the Government’s attempts to treat Coronavirus as dexamethasone, a corticosteroid medication, has been shown to be effective in treating Coronavirus. The drug has been shown to reduce the risk of death by 35% for patients that require ventilators.

The Government have made a U-turn on their decision to now extend the free school meals program to the summer. The government’s introduction of a £120 million vouchers scheme, entitling children eligible for free school meals to £15 worth of vouchers a week, comes after a campaign led by the the football player Marcus Rashford.