British PM orders numerous closedowns to halt spread of coronavirus


UK: March 21, 2020 (TNS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered to closed down pubs, restaurants, theaters, cinemas and gyms and shut their doors in a bid to slow down the accelerating spread of the coronavirus.

Mr Johnson said the situation would be reviewed each month.

Meanwhile, the government said it will pay 80% of wages for employees who are not able to work.

There have been 167 deaths in England from the coronavirus outbreak, as well as six in Scotland, three in Wales and one in Northern Ireland.