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Coronavirus: UK brings in strict curbs on life to fight virus

Boris Johnson has outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including a ban on public gatherings of more than two people.He said people should leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where "absolutely necessary", shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.He also ordered the immediate closure of shops selling non-essential goods.But police said they had received lots of calls asking what was still allowed.In the UK, 340 people have died with the virus.'National emergency'On Monday evening, 27 million TV viewers watched Mr Johnson tell the country it was facing a "moment of national emergency" and that staying at home was necessary to protect the NHS, save lives a ...