Schools in Scotland and Wales are to close from Friday in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs further decisions on school closures in England were “to be taken imminently”.
Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says schools have now lost too many staff to continue as normal.
Meanwhile, the government is bringing forward emergency legislation to protect private renters from eviction after being urged to do more for them.
On Tuesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced £350bn of help for companies and mortgage “holidays” for home owners.
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