Boris Johnson has announced that he will today hold his first press conference since the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
The appearance from the Prime Minister comes as part of his first appearance at No 10 Downing Street for a public briefing since the height of the coronavirus lockdown.
The Prime Minister will be flanked by his top scientists as he delivers his press briefing from No 10 on Wednesday.
Mr Johnson is expected to give an update on the Government’s response later on Wednesday, accompanied by the Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and the Chief Medical Officer Professor Christ Whitty.
Downing Street confirmed the press conference in a brief statement issued yesterday (Tuesday September 29) amid growing confusion over lockdown measures.
The PM will focus on the data as Covid-19 cases continue to rise, with Birmingham now having a rate of 150 cases per 100k. In some parts of the country, the rate has surpassed 260 cases per 100,000 people.
The news conference will be focused on the latest numbers, rather than an announcement of new lockdown measures, according to the brief statement issued by Downing Street.
Downing Street officials have yet to announce the timing of today’s press conference, however, but it is widely expected in reports on Wednesday morning that Mr Johnson will appear first in the House of Commons for Prime Minister’s Questions.
This would mean the press conference likely takes place later this afternoon and before this evening – most probably at around 5pm.