Watch LIVE: the Prime Minister's coronavirus press conference

18 March 2020, 14:26 | Updated: 20 March 2020, 16:59

PM's daily coronavirus press conference
PM's daily coronavirus press conference. Picture: PA

Click the link below to watch Friday's daily press conference.

Watch LIVE: the Prime Minister's Friday's coronavirus press conference

Boris Johnson has confirmed the government will pass legislation to protect private renters from eviction as the number of UK coronavirus cases has jumped by 676 to reach a total of 2,626.

He has also told MPs he hopes the NHS will soon be able to test 25,000 people for the virus every day after it was estimated 55,000 people have contracted the infection.

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