What time is Boris Johnson’s coronavirus press conference today? – The Sun


CORONAVIRUS is showing no signs of letting up as the killer bug continues to spread across the UK.

And Boris Johnson will be back in front of the press to give the public the latest update from the government with the COVID-19 situation changing rapidly.

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What time is Boris Johnson's coronavirus press conference today?

It is currently yet known when Boris Johnson will welcome the media to Number 10 for the latest press conference, but this is expected at around 4pm.

In yesterday's daily press briefing, the Prime Minister was backed up by Prof Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, while Chancellor Rishi Sunak was also in attendance.

Prof Whitty and Sir Vallance are expected to provide today's update on the outbreak, along with either Boris Johnson or his senior ministers.

What can we expect to be announced?

As seen in previous press conferences, there will be a health update on how the public should be reacting to coronavirus and ways the government are currently looking at to avoid further spread.

Meanwhile, there is likely to be an update on schools closing nationwide with some already keeping a number of children away to prevent them from being affected – but this is expected to change following a petition that received 650,000 signatures.

Why are the government holding daily press briefings?

Boris Johnson and his senior cabinet ministers had been criticised for a lack of regular updates into what is happening with the coronavirus outbreak.

Among them was Sir Keir Starmer – a candidate to become the next Labour leader – who called for daily press conferences.

The Shadow Secretary said he was "deeply concerned" that "ministers have been failing in their responsibilities to provide consistent and transparent public health advice".

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