What time is today’s coronavirus briefing and who is chairing it? – The Sun

TODAY'S press briefing will be held at 4pm at Number 10 and is likely to give us more detail on the government plan to get us out of lockdown.

Here's everything we know about what will be discussed in today’s coronavirus briefing along with a bit of background on today's relevant headlines and a quick recap of yesterday.

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What time will today's press conference be held?

Today's press conference will start at 4pm and will be broadcast live by the BBC as well as on the Downing Street YouTube account.

It is generally held in Downing Street between 4pm and 6pm and lasts 15 to 30 minutes.

The briefings have been ongoing since March 16.

You can also watch a recap on our YouTube channel.

Who will host today's briefing?

Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove will lead today's conference alongside medical director for England, Prof. Stephen Powis.

What will be discussed in today's briefing?

Mr Gove is likely to discuss more details on the roadmap out of lockdown as he is heavily involved in it.

He will confirm the latest figures for cases and deaths in the UK and Prof. Powis will give us an update on how the fight against coronavirus is going.

It was revealed today that Primary school kids will likely be going back to school in June if the current trend keeps going the way it is.

There is also talk of expanding the list of symptoms of coronavirus to include loss of appetite and extreme tiredness.

PPE is also back in the news as it was revealed that NHS workers treating coronavirus patients were told to hold their breath.

Britain will not return to “business as usual” this month Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.

What happened in yesterday's briefing?

Yesterday's briefing was chaired by Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, and co-hosted by Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Dr Jenny Harries OBE.

Mr Jenrick discussed testing and a £76 million fund to help charities working with the UK's most vulnerable – those suffering domestic abuse, vulnerable children and modern-day slavery victims.

Dr Harries highlighted that while the UK is passed the peak, we are not out of the woods yet.

She said social distancing is keeping new case rates low and testing capacity is growing.

She added that the rolling average number of daily deaths shows the death rate is starting to come down "very gradually and very slowly".

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