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More than 25m Brits stressed due to coronavirus outbreak

by LLB Editor
4th May 20 12:23 pm

More than 25m people reported high levels of anxiety in late March, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It comes as the decision to put the UK into lockdown triggered fears about health, job security and making ends meet among half the country’s adult population.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said its regular update on wellbeing showed a more than doubling since late 2019 in the number of people over 16 reporting deep levels of concern and stress.

Worries included personal wellbeing, their jobs and the impact of Covid-19 on their finances as normal working life was suspended for all but essential workers.

Those who thought they would not be able to save any money over the following 12 months reported anxiety 33% higher than those who thought they would be able to.

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