Watch Live: Boris Johnson holds Downing Street briefing

14 May 2021, 13:59 | Updated: 14 May 2021, 17:25

Boris Johnson hosts Covid briefing amid Indian variant fears | Watch LIVE 5pm

By Joe Cook

Boris Johnson is set to hold a Downing Street press briefing at 5.30pm alongside Professsor Chris Whitty. Watch it live here.

Despite concerns about new variants, Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi told LBC earlier that Monday's reopening of indoor socialising "is still on".

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Mr Johnson will be joined by Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, who is likely to go over the latest data.

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While the PM is expected to re-emphasise his commitment to the roadmap out of lockdown, this week he has said he is "ruling nothing out", including the possibility of local lockdowns and vaccinating young people in certain areas sooner than planned.

Watch Boris Johnson's Downing Street briefing at 5.30pm at the top of the page.