Wednesday, 8th July Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Fast fashion retailer Boohoo has commissioned a review of its supply chain in the UK following a media report accusing it of abysmal factory working conditions that affected its popularity. Although the limelight has been on abysmal factory conditions in Asian countries, the exploitation of British workers came to light in recent years when a parliamentary committee looked into the issue last year.
Finance minister Rishi Sunak alerted about hardship ahead as he brought forth plans to protect jobs and limit the economic impact of the coronavirus. Sunak said in parliament: “We face profound economic challenges.”
The Financial Times reported that the Scottish government has warned of defying a proposed UK legislation that will allow Westminster unilaterally to set food and environmental regulations.
With more US states reporting record figures of coronavirus infections, the tally of confirmed cases touched 3 million. Florida is likely to face a shortage of intensive care beds. Over the past two weeks, authorities have been reporting daily surges in two dozen states, indicating that efforts to stall the spread of the virus have failed in many parts of the country.
The semi-autonomous region of Catalonia in Spain issued an order making the wearing of face masks mandatory in public. It is the first Spanish region to take a tough stand on the national directive to wear masks in public.
China opened its national security office in Hong Kong by changing a hotel near a city-centre park into its new headquarters. The building has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests.
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