Another person has tested positive for coronavirus in Dorset.

The new case has been confirmed in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole authority, bringing the total to 10, while the number for the Dorset Council area remains the same at seven.

That brings the total across the county to 17 as of 9am on Friday.

As of today, the total number of UK cases stands at 3,983 - an increase of 714.

The number of deaths has risen to 177.

The latest figures came as Boris Johnson ordered all pubs and restaurants across the country to close as the Government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

At his daily Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister said the measures were needed to reduce unnecessary social gatherings by 75 per cent in order to have an impact on the infection rate.