Boris Johnson has requested the closure of pubs, clubs and cinemas across the UK but the government will cover 80% of wages for businesses.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new coronavirus job retention scheme that will cover wages up to £2,500 a month.
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In This Story: Boris Johnson
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.