‘STAY at home’, was the message UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced to the nation tonight (Monday, March 23).

In a special broadcast, Mr Johnson revealed it was now time to impose strict new measures on public life, throughout, the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

As of this evening everyone must stay at home with the exception of shopping only for basic necessities and as little as possible.

People can only do one form of exercise each day.

They can go out for medical needs and travel to and from essential work when absolutely necessary.

Shops selling non-essential goods will also be shut such as clothing and electrical.

There will be no gatherings in public of more than two people who do not live together.

Deaths in the UK are currently recorded as 335.

Police will have enforcement powers if people don’t conform with the rules.

These powers include dispersing gatherings and issuing fines.

Outdoor gyms, libraries, playgrounds and places of worship will close immediately.

Social events such as weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies will stop, but funerals go ahead.

The restrictions will be constantly review for an initial three weeks and relaxed if evidence proves this is possible.

First minister, Mark Drakeford added that banks would also remain open in Wales.