March 13, 2020 / 11:59 AM / 22 days ago

Johnson to talk to world leaders on coronavirus response - 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) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have conversations with other world leaders on Friday regarding the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, his spokesman said.

He added that planning staff from the Ministry of Defence would help local authorities work out how to support public services so they can deal with the outbreak.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton

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