London stocks plummet after Britain’s first coronavirus death
On Friday, British stocks fell with a rise in economic risk and a drop in investor confidence following the first coronavirus-related death in the country.
The blue-chip index had recorded gains earlier this week which now show a 1.5% fall for the FTSE 100.
Over $230 billion in value has been lost by export-heavy companies with the coronavirus epidemic making its way across the country.
The domestically focussed mid-cap index dropped 1.9%.
Cruise operator Carnival fell 4.2% to its lowest level since 2012.
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