THE FTSE 100 has opened almost 5 per cent down today as 1.5million Brits were yesterday ordered to self-isolate for 12 weeks due to coronavirus.
Boris Johnson also said it was “crucial” that Brits listened to government advice and stayed away from parks, cafes and restaurants.
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At the time of writing at 9.55pm today, the shares of Britain’s biggest companies are down 4.65 per cent to 4,949.
The FTSE 100 index has had a turbulent time recently, plunging 11 per cent in the worst day since Black Monday 1987 a couple of weeks ago.
The crash, which was the second worst ever surpassing the drawn out drop of the financial crash in 2008, wiped £160billion off shares of Britain’s biggest companies.
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