Coronavirus: Schools to close until further notice from Friday – BBC News

Schools in the UK are to shut from Friday until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, the prime minister has said.

Schools will close except for looking after the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children.

Exams will not go ahead, education secretary Gavin Williamson has said.

Scotland and Wales earlier said schools would close from the same day while schools in Northern Ireland will close to pupils today and staff on Monday.

It comes as UK deaths reached 104 after the NHS said a further 32 people had died in England.

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