Coronavirus live: Germany set to tighten rules for unvaccinated; Ireland brings in midnight curfew

Posted by on November 16, 2021 4:36 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Germany set to follow Austria in effort to fight fourth wave; Irish restrictions include advice to work from home to fight rising hospitalisations

Our economics editor Larry Elliott has written his analysis this morning on how the UK economy is beginning to emerge from Covid, but old problems remain. He concludes:

The economy as a whole is now starting to go post-Covid. The inflation figures due out on Wednesday will still show the impact of the virus on global energy prices and on supply chains but in other respects it is as if the past 18 months never happened.

There are two sides to that. The good news is that the labour market has emerged relatively unscathed. The bad news is that the problems of February 2020 – low investment, low productivity, weak underlying growth – are problems that remain to be tackled in November 2021.

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