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27 January 2021, 13:50 | Updated: 27 January 2021, 17:50

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Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Boris Johnson has confirmed that schools will reopen no earlier than 8 March and quarantine hotels will be introduced for 22 Covid hotspot countries.

The prime minister faced questions from MPs at PMQs today and shortly after made a statement in the Commons where he gave key updates on the UK's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Johnson also led the government's Covid press briefing from Downing Street alongside Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.

Later, Priti Patel revealed the full details on mandatory quarantine hotels for travellers from Covid hotspots and further restrictions at the border.

The PM yesterday said he was "deeply sorry" for every life that has been lost to the disease in the UK as the country’s death toll passed 100,000

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