Coronavirus UK LIVE: Boris set to host Cobra meeting on school closures and OAP self-isolation plans

BORIS Johnson is holding an emergency Cobra meeting today as the Government plots its next month in tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

Britain’s death toll from coronavirus has hit 35 after a huge increase in fatalities over the weekend.

The UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty have both arrived in Whitehall ahead of the meeting.

Officials and ministers look set to discuss potential school closures, banning mass gatherings and quarantining the elderly.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed Brits over 70 are likely to be asked to self-isolate for up to four months in the coming weeks.

Overseas Los Angeles and New York are preparing to close all bars and restaurants as the US enters the lockdown phase after cancelling all flights to and from Europe.

Spain and Italy are already on lockdown following thousands of deaths across the two countries.

Meanwhile, European football’s governing body UEFA is set to meet tomorrow and look set to move Euro 2020 to next year as the virus shuts down life as we know it.

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