What time is Boris Johnson’s speech today, Sunday, May 10? – The Sun

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson will address the nation today to reveal plans about how Britain can ease out of its current lockdown phase.

But what time will the coronavirus speech take place, and what might Mr Johnson say?

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What time is Boris Johnson's speech today?

BBC political correspondent Laura Kuenssburg says it's expected that the speech will take place at 7pm.

The Prime Minister's address will come days after a Sage meeting debating current lockdown measures.

It will be available to watch live on BBC News.

You can watch online through BBC iPlayer, while Sky News has a live YouTube stream.

Boris Johnson's first address to the nation was on March 23, when he announced that the UK would be going into lockdown.

Mr Johnson is due to offer some hope to Brits this weekend, with a map laid out as the country looks to ease restrictions.

What is Boris Johnson expected to say in his speech?

On Thursday, the Government met for their obligated three-week review, with Dominic Raab announcing in the daily press briefing that the lockdown has been extended for another three weeks.

The foreign secretary says there is "no change" yet as the virus is still "deadly and infectious", but some minor tweaks are expected.

The PM is expected to make an address to the nation detailing a "menu of options" on how the nation will exit lockdown restrictions and re-energise the economy while still suppressing the spread of the virus.

Some of the measures included will be to encourage those who are able to return to work under strict guidelines on social distancing and hygiene.

Mr Johnson is also expected to announce plans to re-open more public spaces, as-long as members of the public stick to the social distancing guidelines.

What's the latest on the lockdown measures?

The current lockdown measures have been in place since March 23, with reviews every three weeks.

Thursday, May 7 was the latest, where it was announced that the UK would remain in lockdown for another three weeks.

Under these measures, members of the public would have to have a reasonable excuse to leave their homes.

This includes going out for exercise once a day, or shopping, only for essential items, such as food and toiletries.

There is hope that these measures will be relaxed after it was revealed that the government was looking at ways to introduce 'social bubbles', where people could see family and friends by creating small groups that they would have to stick to.

This comes after Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said: "Broadly the scientific and medical experts have been clear that there is less likelihood of transmission of this disease outdoors than indoors."

“That will obviously be something we are considering as part of the review."


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