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Johnson Tells All U.K. Citizens to Stay Home in Virus Fight

  • Premier urges public to avoid theaters, pubs and restaurants
  • Treasury will announce plans to support businesses on Tuesday
Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, speaks during a coronavirus news conference on March 12, 2020. 

Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, speaks during a coronavirus news conference on March 12, 2020. 

Photographer: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the U.K. public to avoid all “non-essential” contact with other people in an effort to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic, as experts warned the country could see hundreds of thousands die.