Coronavirus live blog as it happened: pubs and restaurants to close from this evening and as UK death toll rises to 177

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(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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We will be providing live updates until 7pm this evening.