The Queen has issued a message to the UK, saying the nation is “entering a period of great concern and uncertainty“.
The 93-year-old praised the work of scientists, medics and emergency staff, but added that everyone has a “vitally important part to play”.
The monarch said: “Our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one.
“We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them.
“At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.”
Source: BBC News