Watch LIVE: the government's coronavirus press conference

18 April 2020, 15:21 | Updated: 18 April 2020, 15:46

The government will deliver the daily update on coronavirus later today - you can watch it here when it begins.

The UK's coronavirus death toll rose to 14,576 on Friday.

At yesterday's press conference, Alok Sharma announced the creation of a new coronavirus vaccine task force.

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