LONDON 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a three-week shutdown of the U.K. on Monday in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Johnson’s televised address to the nation came after a meeting of the government’s emergency COBRA committee and after another 54 people died from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 335.

“Across the U.K., there have been 83,945 concluded tests, of which 77,295 were confirmed negative and 6,650 positive, said the Department of Health, adding “335 patients who tested positive for the coronavirus have sadly died.”

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