BORIS Johnson will hold a Downing Street press conference today (Tuesday March 23, 2021) at 5pm.
The Prime Minister will mark the National Day of Remembrance – which saw Brits hold a one minute silence at 12pm – to remember those who lost their lives from Covid-19 a year on from the first national lockdown.
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Boris Johnson will lead a Downing Street press conference today (Tuesday March 23, 2021) from 5pmCredit: AP
What time is Boris Johnson’s speech today, March 23?
Mr Johnson is due to address the national effort in the fight against Covid – exactly one year on from when the first UK lockdown began on March 23, 2020.
His speech is expected to take place from 5pm and will be broadcast live from Downing Street.
It is unclear who will join the Prime Minister at the latest briefing.
But previous conferences feature regular scientific and health experts, including deputy chief medical officer for England, Jonathan Van-Tam, professor Chris Whitty and Professor Stephen Powis
What will the Prime Minister announce?
The Prime Minister will give an update after the nation remembers those who died during the pandemic at 12pm.
Tonight he will join many others across the country on their doorsteps in a moment of remembrance.
The movement, spearheaded by Marie Curie and the Together Coalition, will bring together 200 organisations from across the country to “mourn as a nation”.
Last night ahead of the anniversary, the PM vowed to end lockdowns once and for all.
Boris also called for calm amid EU threats of a vaccine export ban on the UK
The PM added: “We should also remember the great spirit shown by our nation over this past year.
“We have all played our part, whether it’s working on the front line as a nurse or carer, working on vaccine development and supply, helping to get that jab into arms, home schooling your children, or just by staying at home to prevent the spread of the virus.
“It’s because of every person in this country that lives have been saved, our NHS was protected, and we have started on our cautious road to easing restrictions once and for all.”
He also called for calm amid barmy EU threats of a vaccine export ban on the UK.
The PM personally phoned Brussels leaders to urge them to dial down the rhetoric in the supply row.
As the EU splintered over whether to seize AstraZeneca doses coming to the UK, ministers privately warned they would have no choice but to retaliate on jab ingredients flowing to the continent.
How can I watch Boris Johnson’s speech?
The conference can be watched from 5pm through various formats.
Viewers will be able to watch the presser on the Sun’s official YouTube account.
In addition, our live coronavirus blog will also provide updates and reports on what is said during the briefing.