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Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening. We'll have another update for you tomorrow morning. 1. CHANCELLOR'S NEW EMERGENCY MEASURES. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed a new job support scheme which will allow workers to receive 77% of their normal salaries for six months from 1 November. The new framework for supporting workers only applies to "viable" jobs and the government's contribution to workers' pay will fall from 80% of a monthly wage to 22% . In addition, the chancellor has extended the VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Rishi Sunak: "We need to face up to the hard choices coronavirus presents" Full story

24 September