As it happened: Coronavirus declared ‘worst public health crisis in a generation’

12 March 2020, 06:23 | Updated: 13 March 2020, 00:03

The Government is preparing to move to the delay phase
The Government is preparing to move to the delay phase. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Boris Johnson today announced the measures the UK will take to tackle the coronavirus outbreak saying "many more families will lose their loved ones."

His announcement came after Ireland and Scotland both entered the ‘delay’ phase, cancelling public gatherings and introducing other measures to slow the spread of the virus.

Ten people with Covid-19 have died in the UK from the disease.

See all the updates that happened on Thursday below.

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