The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced unprecendented measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Addressing the nation tonight in a broadcast, he said: "From tonight, you must stay at home.

"People will only be alllwed to leave homes for shopping, one form of exercise a day, any medical need to provide care and travelling to and from work when absolutely necessary and cannot be done at home.

"You should not be meeting friends. You should not be meeting family members who don’t live in your home.

"Use food delivery services where you can. If you don’t follow the rules, police will intervene. We will close clothing and electronic stores including libraries, gyms and places of worships, stop gathering of more than two people, weddings.

"Gatherings will be dispersed. No PM wants to enact measures like this. We have produced a huge program for workers and business.

"There are no easy options.

"The way ahead is hard and many lives will sadly be lost. There is a clear way through.

"We are strengthening our amazing NHS.

"I want to thank everyone who is working flat out to stamp out this virus.

"In this fight, each and everyone us is directly listed and halt spread of disease, protect NHS and save many thousands of lives. People of country will rise to this challenge. We will beat coronavirus, and we will beat it together.”