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U.K. Coronavirus Lockdown Puts $102 Billion of Home Sales on Hold

  • Zoopla says 373,000 property purchases stalled by restrictions
  • Government faces growing calls to begin restarting the economy
A stay at home sign sits in the window of a real estate agents in London.

A stay at home sign sits in the window of a real estate agents in London.

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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The U.K. coronavirus lockdown has put 82 billion pounds ($102 billion) of home sales on hold, with the market in a state of “suspended animation,” according to property portal Zoopla Ltd.