March 13, 2020 / 11:36 AM / 19 days ago

UK plan for coronavirus based on scientific advice - PM's spokesman

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference addressing the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, at Downing Street in London, Britain March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s plan for dealing with coronavirus is based on scientific and medical advice and it is up to individual companies to choose to take other steps, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

The spokesman also said that Britain’s foreign ministry was looking continuously at its travel advice.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by Sarah Young, editing by David Milliken

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