FTSE opens almost 5% down as 1.5million Brits ordered to self-isolate for 12 weeks due to coronavirus

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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The FTSE 100 is almost 5 per cent down this morning

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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