FTSE 100 shares plunge amid fears over second Covid lockdown

Airlines and pub firms among hardest hit after Matt Hancock’s warning UK is at tipping point

Shares in London have come under severe pressure amid fears that a second wave of Covid-19 cases will force the government into harsh lockdown measures that will damage the economy.

The FTSE 100 – the leading benchmark of the UK stock market – was down almost 200 points in early trading and on course for its worst day in three months.

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