148,000 in England infected with coronavirus in last two weeks | World news

The first national snapshot of Covid-19 rates has revealed that 148,000 people in England were infected with the virus over the past two weeks. The study, by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), tested 10,705 people in more than 5,000 households and estimated 0.27% of the population in England were currently positive for Covid-19. The … Read more 148,000 in England infected with coronavirus in last two weeks | World news

The Guardian view on pandemic secrecy: wrong and counter-productive | Editorial | Opinion

The official documents consisted of line after line of blacked out information. They gave every appearance of top secret cold war papers from which the slightest hint that might be useful to an enemy had been redacted. In reality, though, they were nothing more than part of a report by behavioural scientists on how the … Read more The Guardian view on pandemic secrecy: wrong and counter-productive | Editorial | Opinion

The Guardian view on government debt: sensible, not spendthrift | Editorial | Opinion

How much will this pandemic cost us? And how will we pay? The mounting cost of Britain’s coronavirus response is astounding. The furlough scheme alone could cost an estimated £80bn; overall, the package will result in a deficit of nearly £300bn in the current financial year, up from £55bn in March’s budget, the Office for … Read more The Guardian view on government debt: sensible, not spendthrift | Editorial | Opinion

Office life is not over – but the way we work must surely change | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion

“Don’t bother coming back to the office.” It’s the kind of message everyone dreads receiving, but for Twitter’s employees it was benign. The tech company announced this week that home-working arrangements made for the pandemic would stay for good: nobody need ever commute in again, unless they particularly wanted to. In Britain, the telecoms giant … Read more Office life is not over – but the way we work must surely change | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion