Boris Johnson announces the UK is moving from the containment phase to the delay phase.
According to Mr Johnson, delaying the peak of the virus will mean the NHS is in a stronger state to face the challenge it poses.
He added that the most dangerous period is “not now, but some weeks away depending how fast it spreads”.
Mr Johnson said: “From tomorrow if you have coronavirus symptoms, however mild, either a new continuous cough or a high temperature, then you should stay at home for at least 7 days to protect others.”
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