PM Johnson tells Britain: stop non-essential contact



Britons should avoid pubs, clubs and theaters to help slow the spread of coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

Coronavirus in spreading faster in London than in other parts of Britain, with the capital a few weeks nearer the peak of the epidemic than elsewhere, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he stepped up the response to the crisis.

He advised that by this weekend it would be necessary to shield those with the most serious medical conditions from social contact, and the government was now advising against mass gatherings that required the presence of emergency workers.

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