What to expect from Boris Johnson’s press conference tonight
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Boris Johnson will hold a press conference from Downing Street tonight, to update Brits on the coronavirus vaccine rollout.
England is currently under a strict lockdown, with non-essential shops closed, schools shut to all but vulnerable children and the children of key workers, and people ordered to stay at home.
Meanwhile Covid-19 cases are spiralling out of control as authorities struggle to cope with the new, highly-infectious variant of the disease.
Hopes are pinned on the various coronavirus vaccines which are currently being rolled out to frontline health workers, the elderly, and the extremely vulnerable.
Here's when you can hear an update from Boris Johnson today, and what he's expected to discuss.
What time is Boris Johnson's press conference?
The Prime Minister is due to speak at 5pm in a televised press conference from Downing Street.
He will be joined by NHS chief Sir Simon Stevens and Brigadier Phil Prosser.
This will be Johnson's third televised appearance in a week, after he announced England's third national lockdown just days ago.
What is he expected to say?
Johnson is expected to announce a new Army-led vaccine distribution programme that will theoretically help him reach his target, and vaccinate 14 million vulnerable people by February 15.
So far, just over a million people have received either the Oxford or Pfizer jabs.
The Prime Minister may also be asked to comment on the invasion of the US Capitol last night, which saw rioting pro-Trump supporters breach the halls of Congress.
- Boris Johnson
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