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UK PM Boris Johnson announces nationwide lockdown measures, telling cafes, pubs and restaurants to close

“We are collectively telling cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as soon as they reasonably can and not to open tomorrow,” U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday.

The finance minister also announced that the government would pay 80% of wages for employees who are unable to work — up to 2,500 pounds a month.

To date, the U.K. has reported 3,297 cases of the coronavirus and 168 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will close until further notice from Friday. Source CNBC

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