British chancellor of the exchequer announced Thursday a large package of support for the U.K.’s self-employed as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on the country’s economy.
The announcement by Rishi Sunak came as the U.K.-wide death toll from coronavirus rose by 113 in the past 24 hours, one of the largest jumps so far.
The Department of Health announced: “Across the U.K., there have been 104,866 concluded tests of which 93,208 were confirmed negative, and 11,658 positive.
“578 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have sadly died.”
Sunak said the self-employed could now receive up