18 Mar 2020

Deaths from coronavirus in the UK reach 100 as schools shut from Friday

Political Editor

Schools across the UK are to shut on Friday for most pupils until further notice. Exams will not take place in May and June.

Boris Johnson said exceptions would be made to deliver care and education for the children of key workers. He thanked people for the sacrifices they were making but said he could not rule out taking further and faster measures.

The Government also announced emergency legislation to ban evictions of those living in rental accomodation.