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What time is as we speak’s coronavirus press briefing on Thursday, Could 21 and who’s talking?

What time is today’s coronavirus press briefing on Thursday, May 21 and who is speaking?


THE British Authorities will as we speak (Could 21) replace the nation on measures being taken to fight the coronavirus pandemic in its each day press briefing.

A senior member of the Authorities will present the replace at 5pm, in keeping with Downing Avenue.

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Either Boris Johnson or a senior member of the Government will chair the coronavirus press briefing today, May 21
Both Boris Johnson or a senior member of the Authorities will chair the coronavirus press briefing as we speak, Could 21
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What time is as we speak’s coronavirus press briefing?

In line with No.10, the coronavirus press briefing shall be held as we speak at 5pm.

The conferences are normally held at Downing Avenue and in addition offers the press a chance to quiz the Authorities on its dealing with of the disaster.

Since March 16, these updates have been a each day incidence.

It offers the media and public an opportunity to ask questions.

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Who’s talking?

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, or a senior member of the Authorities will chair the briefing.

The purpose of the conferences is to offer updates on how numerous departments of Authorities is coping with the coronavirus outbreak within the nation.

Officers from numerous communities together with well being, scientific and policing usually co-chair, offering recommendation and data on how their departments is supporting the federal government in its bid to return the nation to regular.

The briefing follows reviews that Boris Johnson is about to launch the brand new monitor and hint app by June 1.

The app is meant to rapidly establish new coronavirus victims so as to isolate them.

Additionally, questions nonetheless stay whether or not colleges will reopen on June 1, as advised by the federal government.

This comes after some unions and councils have criticised the Authorities’s date saying it’s too quickly.

Journey is about to renew subsequent month with Easyjet starting operations subsequent month, whereas following security precautions.

In the meantime, the Authorities has cautioned the general public to not buy antibody exams which aren’t permitted by Public Well being England after Superdrug made exams accessible.

How can I watch it?

The press briefing might be watched stay on the BBC.

You can even watch it on the Authorities’s official YouTube web page.

Our coronavirus stay weblog will even present updates on what’s being mentioned on the convention.

What was mentioned in Wednesday’s press convention?

On Wednesday, Could 20, tradition secretary, Oliver Dowden chaired the Authorities’s press convention alongside Professor Stephen Powis, England’s NHS Nationwide Director.

On this replace, Mr Dowden revealed that the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s Record shall be postponed to the autumn so people who find themselves battling coronavirus might be recognised.

This can embody Captain Tom Moore who will obtain a knighthood.


Comedian Reduction, Kids in Want and the Nationwide Emergencies Belief are additionally distributing £70million of funds raised within the combat in opposition to the virus, in keeping with the tradition secretary.

He additionally mentioned £200million shall be allotted to smaller native charities supporting the battle in opposition to the illness.

Mr Dowden additionally disclosed {that a} renewal process power which is able to advise totally different sectors together with tech, sporting and artistic on easy methods to get again to regular once more.