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GBP/USD has been edging higher as Johnson’s condition improves while the extension of the lockdown and a busy US economic calendar promise action, according to FXStreet’s analyst Yohay Elam.

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“After spending the third night in intensive care, the next update about the PM’s situation will also be eyed later in the day, alongside new statistics about COVID-19.”

“Unemployment claims are set to drop to 5.25 million in the week ending on April 3 after leaping to 6.648 million in the previous week.”

“Later on, preliminary Consumer Sentiment from the University of Michigan for April carries expectations for a drop to 75 from 89.1 in March.”

“Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Fed, will have the last word of a short trading week. The meeting minutes from the decision to cut borrowing costs on March 15 showed that the bank intends to use more tools to support the economy.”