Coronavirus: What does 'furlough' mean and how will it affect workers worldwide?

A composite photograph shows signs on shop fronts informing customers of temporarily closed restaurants and shops on Streatham High Road in south London, as the UK government imposed tight restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Britain, March 21, 2020. Pictures taken March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay - RC20PF93SYS1

From 80% wage grants to a $2 trillion rescue package, how countries are supporting employers affected by COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Laura Oliver
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