26.11 - News Briefing

A new variant of the coronavirus virus has been identified in South Africa. Scientists are concerned at the number of mutations this variant has the concern is the vaccine may not be as effective against the new variant, the UK has imposed a travel ban on 6 countries and continues to monitor it.

 

 

The UK's Kickstart jobs scheme, designed to help 16-24year olds facing long term unemployment get a job, has not been as successful as hoped. Critics argue the jobs created, would have been created anyway. The scheme has intended to assist 250,000 placements initially, but now forecasts to fund 168,000 by the end of March.