BORIS Johnson will lead a Covid-19 briefing later after the UK recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the outbreak began.
This will be the Government's 100th press conference during the crisis.
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What time is Boris Johnson's speech today?
The Prime Minister is going to speak on Wednesday afternoon, with the conference expected to begin after 5pm.
This will be after the Prime Minister's Questions and other parliamentary business has concluded.
Who else is speaking at Downing Street?
The PM will be joined at a Downing Street press conference by chief medical officer for England professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.
What is Boris Johnson expected to say?
Confirming the press conference, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "The purpose of that is to provide an update on the latest statistics.
"It is not because there is some specific set of new announcements to make."
It comes after the UK recorded the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the outbreak began.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson told The Daily Telegraph it was "only a matter of days" until a more severe lockdown was imposed on the city.
Meanwhile, the new regulations in Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham came into force at midnight and will see fines imposed if people mix with others from outside their household or bubble in indoor settings, including pubs and restaurants.
How can I watch the conference?
You will be able to watch his announcement live on BBC News and Sky News on TV, and you can watch online through BBC iPlayer, while Sky News has a live YouTube stream.
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