All schools to close this Friday until further notice
Only children of key workers such as NHS staff, police officers, delivery drivers and vulnerable children will still go to school to help public services to run.
Testing of Coronavirus to increase to 25,000 a day
104 people have now died of the disease with 2626 confirmed cases.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “We will do the right thing at the right time and follow the best scientific advice.
“I would like to thank the whole country for the efforts they are making to comply with these efforts.”