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Members of a family listen as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a televised address to the nation from inside 10 Downing Street with the latest instructions to stay at home to help contain the Covid-19 pandemic (Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Members of a family listen as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a televised address to the nation from inside 10 Downing Street with the latest instructions to stay at home to help contain the Covid-19 pandemic (Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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(Image: WHO)

(Image: WHO)

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