Watch LIVE: the government's coronavirus press conference

18 June 2020, 15:28

By Megan White

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to lead the government's daily coronavirus briefing - the feed will appear here once it begins.

It comes as the Government announced that it will abandon the development of the existing NHS coronavirus app and switch to a new system using Apple and Google.

Meanwhile, the Bank of England has expanded its quantitative easing programme by injecting another £100 billion into the UK economy.

Elsewhere, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced the country will move to Phase Two of lifting lockdown from tomorrow – but beer gardens are not included in the plans.

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