Boris Johnson will address the nation later tonight and is expected to announce tougher measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. We will stay on air tonight for a specially extended programme to bring you that statement and reaction to it.
Images over the weekend of people ignoring the advice to stay at home – or keep two metres apart outside – appear to have persuaded the Government to take firmer action. Labour has already urged the Government to enforce a shutdown “as a matter of urgency”. This evening the Foreign Secretary has urged all British travellers abroad to return home now whilst they still can.