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

10 May 2020, 09:09 | Updated: 10 May 2020, 09:11

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

Government press conferences are now a daily event, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson updating the public on the Covid-19 pandemic. But when is Boris's speech today? When is the next coronavirus update?

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

Downing Street introduced the daily briefings after calls for better communication from the Government on their plans for tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

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

The PM has will be making a return after recovering from Covid-19, including a period of time spent in intensive care, and after becoming a new father.

Recent previous weekday briefings have all happened at around 5pm with weekend ones taking place at 2.30pm. However, on Sunday the Prime Minister is due to set out a new strategy with more details on how the coronavirus lockdown will be eased which will start at 7pm.

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Who is speaking at today's coronavirus press briefing?

Boris Johnson will chair many of the daily briefings, though cabinet ministers will also stand-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.