UK coronavirus live: government to pay two-thirds of wages at businesses forced to lock down

By Jessica Murray and Sarah Marsh

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Christie’s workers position a painting of Sir David Webster by David Hockney. The portrait of the Royal Opera House’s former chief executive is estimated to fetch between £11m and £18m. The proceeds of the painting, owned by the Royal Opera House, will be used to alleviate the institution’s financial position
Christie’s workers position a painting of Sir David Webster by David Hockney. The portrait of the Royal Opera House’s former chief executive is estimated to fetch between £11m and £18m. The proceeds of the painting, owned by the Royal Opera House, will be used to alleviate the institution’s financial position Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

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Government will pay two-thirds of staff wages if businesses forced to shut in lockdown areas

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