BORIS Johnson will immediately deal with the nation over his coronavirus battle plan only a week earlier than Christmas.
The Prime Minister was last night in emergency talks over a possible journey curbs for London and the South East – and can reveal the newest plans in a press convention this afternoon.
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What time is Boris Johnson’s Covid speech immediately?
Boris Johnson is predicted to handle the nation this afternoon.
Downing Road immediately confirmed the Prime Minister will host a cupboard name “shortly” and can later maintain a press convention with the chief medical officer Chris Whitty and the chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.
It’s understood the coronavirus press convention will likely be held about 4pm.
What’s going to Boris Johnson announce?
Mr Johnson might announce new journey recommendation immediately after a new, more contagious strain has emerged.
Medics issued a chilling warning that the brand new virus pressure is 50 per cent extra contagious than earlier Covid-19 instances.
It means hundreds of thousands of festive family bubbles might be instructed their Christmas is off – with Londoners and the South East probably to be instructed they don’t seem to be capable of journey.
The draconian restrictions make the possibilities of a third national lockdown more and more probably.
The Solar understands proof exhibits a dramatic hike in constructive instances in London up to now week.
Final night time a authorities supply instructed The Solar: “What we have no idea but is whether or not the brand new pressure is kind of prone to trigger you hurt, however what we have now learnt is that it’ll move to individual to individual far more simply and that’s what we’re actually frightened about.”
The new strain is blamed for a sudden surge in hospitalisations.
And there are fears persons are catching the virus regardless of sporting PPE and socially distancing.
An extra 4.5million individuals — 38million in all — awakened in Tier 3 restrictions immediately.
Wales and Northern Eire have already introduced a post-festive shutdown. However Boris mentioned he was “hoping very a lot that we’ll have the ability to keep away from something like that”.
He urged the general public to keep away from spreading the lethal bug over Christmas and reiterated the three family bubble was a restrict, not a goal individuals ought to goal for.
Praising Brits, the PM mentioned: “I feel individuals actually get this. All of the proof I’m seeing, individuals perceive that is the time to take care of our aged family and keep away from spreading the illness.
“Preserve it quick, maintain it small, have yourselves a little or no Christmas as I mentioned the opposite night time — that’s, I’m afraid, the best way via this yr.
“Subsequent yr I’ve little question that as we roll out the vaccine it will likely be very completely different certainly.”
Stats launched yesterday confirmed these dwelling with Covid in England have risen by virtually a fifth in every week.
The ONS mentioned 567,300 individuals had the bug between December 6 and 12 — equal to at least one individual in 95. The newest replica R quantity is now between 1.1 and 1.2.
However the public do seem like listening to the PM — as official figures present solely half of Brits are planning to kind a festive bubble.