Coronavirus: 40 London Underground stations to be closed.

Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak.

Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the network from Thursday morning.

Additionally, there will be no night Tube and bus services will also be reduced, TfL said.

It comes after Boris Johnson said the virus was spreading faster in London than other parts of the UK.

Latest government figures show there have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London and 34 people have died in the city as a result of the disease.

Earlier this week Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to work from home and to avoid bars, pubs and restaurants.

This was followed by a sudden drop in the amount of passengers on the London Underground network.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan echoed Mr Johnson’s warnings and said people should not be travelling unless it was essential.

He said: “Londoners should be avoiding social interaction unless absolutely necessary, and that means they should be avoiding using the transport network unless absolutely necessary.

“London will get through these extraordinarily challenging times, and ensuring the capital’s critical workers can move around the city will be crucial.

“We owe it to them to do whatever we can to help them do their jobs effectively.”

Beginning on Friday, the Waterloo and City line will shut completely and from Monday TfL said it would gradually reduce other parts of its network.

Otherwise, the virus has led to closure of many public places and economic activities which is affecting the global economy.
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