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Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is about to unveil a spending plan to boost the economy – what should he include?

(Image: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is seen as he arrives at Downing Street. Credit: Reuters)

'Where is the right balance between making sure that we put lives first but also protect livelihoods? Not an easy process'

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told Mishal Husain that people arriving in England from more than 50 countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will no longer need to quarantine from 10th July. He added that the US is not included as "they have got very high numbers of infections", while Greece does not feature as it has banned flights from the UK until 15th July. Most travellers to the UK currently have to self-isolate for two weeks.

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‘We need to engender some responsibility in people, particularly in the younger people’

The top US expert in infectious diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci, spoke to Justin Webb and expressed his concern over the rise in coronavirus cases in the country, warning of the risk of a greater outbreak if the latest surge is not controlled. "We got hit very badly, worse than any country, with regard to the number of cases and the number of deaths. The problem we're facing now is that in an attempt to so-called reopen or open the government and get it back to some form of normality, we're seeing very disturbing spikes in different individual states in the US.” Dr Fauci was speaking as it was revealed that more than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the US on Wednesday, a new one-day record. With analysis from BBC North America Editor Jon Sopel.

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'We taken this action with the best interests of the people of Leicester right at the core'

The health secretary Matt Hancock spoke to Nick Robinson about the decision to impose the UK’s first full local lockdown, in Leicester. Non-essential shops have shut, and schools will close for most pupils on Thursday because of a rise in coronavirus cases. The loosening of restrictions for pubs and restaurants in England on Saturday will also not be taking place there. It comes after the city council reported 944 positive tests in the two weeks to 23 June - about one in 16 of the total UK cases during that period.

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'The day we were able to hear his voice was incredible'

In April 2020, Sue Martin told Mishal Husain how her husband Mal had contracted Covid-19 and his chances of survival were almost zero. Three months later, against all odds, after 61 days on a ventilator and 80 days in ICU, Mal is possibly coming home this week. Sue spoke to Mishal again to explain what has happened to their family since the first interview and the impact of an unexpected public reaction to her family's heartache.

Credit: Sue Martin

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Thousands of people with popular pre-paid payments cards were caught up in the Wirecard debacle

(Image: a man walks past the Wirecard booth at the computer games fair, Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Credit Reuters)

'They handed me a piece of paper and said you've got a 50/50 chance"

The poet and author Michael Rosen and his wife Emma spoke to Mishal Husain about his experience of being treated for Covid-19. He spent 47 days on a ventilator after being admitted to hospital in March. He said he was warned "he might not wake up" before being placed in an induced coma. He later found out his respiratory system, liver and kidneys were failing, and looking back said he was "probably two or three hours off departing this planet." The R4Today podcast.

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Friday's business with Katie Prescott

Why is Intu in such trouble? Today is the deadline for the group - which also owns Lakeside in Essex and Gateshead's Metrocentre - to sort out it's finances or call in the administrators

(Image: an entrance to Intu Lakeside in Thurrock, Essex. Credit: Reuters)

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