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Sky News 18 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: 'It's a grave situation for business'


British Chambers of Commerce director general Adam Marshall says businesses across the UK are frustrated and angry.

People caught breaking COVID-19 rules in Indonesia are being made to dig graves and get into coffins.

In Gresik, East Java, patrols spot and stop people who aren't wearing face masks, who are given a choice of paying a fine of 150.000 IDR (£7.90) or doing coronavirus community service.

The country is the fourth most populous in the world and has the highest COVID-19 death rate in Southeast Asia.
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The program aimed at helping small businesses pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic expired at the end of August.

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