Coronavirus UK: What time is Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s press conference today?

9 September 2020, 14:38 | Updated: 9 September 2020, 18:29

Boris Johnson has been giving daily briefings on Covid-19
Boris Johnson has been giving daily briefings on Covid-19. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to update the public on new Covid-19 social gathering restrictions. But when is Boris's speech today? When is the next coronavirus update?

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic Boris Johnson announced lockdown measures on March 23.

Briefings from the Prime Minister have become common when a significant event happens or there are significant changes to the lockdown restrictions.

So far the briefings have been used to update the public on lockdown measures, and announce a whole raft of Covid-19 related news.

On Wednesday Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government is taking "decisive measures" to tackle rising coronavirus cases by banning social gatherings of more than six people.

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What time will today's Boris Johnson's Covid-19 press briefing be?

Wednesday's press briefing will be led by the PM speaking to the nation from Downing Street.

Recent briefings have all happened at around 5pm with weekend ones taking place at 2.30pm.

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Who is speaking at today's coronavirus press briefing?

Boris Johnson chaired many of the daily briefings, though cabinet ministers have also stood-in for the Prime Minister on occasion.

When the briefings first started Downing Street said Boris Johnson would chair the press conferences, but that senior Cabinet Minister may replace him at times

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The Government's two top doctors have been regular features flanking the PM Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty.

He has also spoken alongside Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak depending on the focus for each daily update.

The PM has also been joined by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries OBE.