Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson advises against 'all but essential' travel

16 March 2020, 06:51 | Updated: 16 March 2020, 17:59

Boris Johnson has announced tougher measures to control the spread
Boris Johnson has announced tougher measures to control the spread. Picture: PA

The Government has held its first daily Covid-19 news conferences as the Prime Minister advises against "all but essential" travel and contact with others.

The Prime Minister also advised that people work from home as much as possible.

Boris Johnson and senior ministers joined experts, and scientific data and modelling was also published at the daily public briefing on coronavirus.

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35 people who've tested positive for the infection have now died in the UK.

Up to 7.9 million people could require hospital treatment in the UK over the next 12 months.

A leaked Public Health England briefing given to senior NHS officials suggests the coronavirus epidemic could last until next spring.

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