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Could the UK face a drastic coronavirus labour shortage?

This week alone, the rate of infection within the UK from the Covid-19 coronavirus has increased by almost double; companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Google have already told the vast majority of staff to work remotely, whilst thousands of businesses across the UK are taking precautionary measures to try and minimise the impact the impending pandemic will have on their trade.

And with major events such as rugby and football games, the London Marathon and America’s famed SXSW festival either preparing to cancel or announcing cancellations, some, such as the Texas-based SXSW are already confirming that redundancies are unavoidable. However, for most, the issue won’t be a surplus of staff, but a shortage.

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