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World Coronavirus: Morning update

11:12  22 january  2021
11:12  22 january  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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2. Retail sales see record drop

British retail sales saw their largest annual fall in history last year as the impact of coronavirus took its toll. Sales fell by 1.9% in 2020, when compared with 2019, official figures show. Clothes shops were hit hard, with a record annual fall of more than 25%. Meanwhile, UK government borrowing hit £34.1bn last month, the highest December figure on record, as the cost of pandemic support weighed on the economy, the Office for National Statistics says.

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3. More than 400 care homes investigated

A Crown Office unit set up to probe Covid-related deaths is investigating cases at 474 care homes in Scotland, ahead of prosecutors' decisions on whether they should be the subject of a fatal accident inquiry or prosecution. Care homes say the investigation is "disproportionate". But Linda Duncan, whose 91-year-old mother Anne died last April, argues: "A lot of the focus has been on the government response but we need this investigation to look at the private operators."

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4. Half of early-years staff 'don't feel safe'

Half of all staff at nurseries, pre-schools and childminders "don't... feel safe at work", with about one in every 10 having tested positive since 1 December, according to an Early Years Alliance survey of more than 3,000 staff. Providers in England have been told to remain open to all children during lockdown and the government says under-fives are "unlikely to be playing a driving role in transmission".

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