Brits told to avoid pubs and families should self-isolate to contain coronavirus

Brits have been told to avoid going to the pub, eating out and attending public events for three months to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Boris Johnson has urged Brits not to go to pubs, clubs or other social venues to try and stop coronavirus spreading.

The elderly have been told to self isolate for 12 weeks from this weekend. 

Whole families with symptoms such as a cough or a temperature should stay at home for two weeks to stop spreading the virus to anyone else.

Pregnant women have been told to avoid social contact with others.

From tomorrow, the Government will no longer support mass gatherings either, meaning concerts and all major sporting events are likely to be cancelled.

The PM said: “We need people to start working from home where they possibly can, and you should avoid clubs pubs, theatres and other such social venues.”

The number of cases has spiralled faster than experts thought, prompting the Government to push ahead with measures quickly, he said.

“It looks as though we are approaching the fast growth part of the upward curve,” he added.

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