UK coronavirus deaths rise above 11,000, govt grapples with economic toll


LONDON: The death toll from COVID-19 in British hospitals rose to 11,329 on Monday as the government ? without its recuperating leader Boris Johnson ? faced questions over its handling of the outbreak and the impact on the economy. Finance minister Rishi Sunak has told colleagues Gross Domestic Product could shrink by up to 30% this quarter because of the coronavirus lockdown, The Times newspaper reported, and there was little hope restrictions would soon be lifted.