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Can the government still protect our jobs?

On Thursday, the government came at the coronavirus crisis from two angles. 

First, the chancellor announced his winter economy plan outlining measures to replace the furlough scheme. Then things got technical with the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app in England and Wales.

In this episode, Sophy Ridge is joined by business correspondent Helen-Ann Smith to dissect and analyse what was unveiled in Rishi Sunak’s statement in the House of Commons.

Technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe talks us through how the new contact tracing app works and the debate over its effectiveness.

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