What time is the coronavirus briefing today, Wednesday, May 6 and will Boris Johnson chair it? – The Sun


THE Government's daily press briefing about the coronavirus crisis informs the public on any updates there has been, and answers difficult questions from the press regarding the pandemic.

But who will be chairing today's conference and what time will it begin?

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What time is today's coronavirus press briefing?

There has been no official announcement regarding the time of today's coronavirus press briefing, but it will likely be at around 5pm.

The Government uses this briefing to update the public on the latest news on the deadly bug, and have been doing so since March 16.

The briefing will be held at 10 Downing Street, where it usually takes place.

On the weekends the press briefings are held at 2.30pm.

Who will chair the conference?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be facing questions later today, as the UK's official death toll became the highest in Europe.

The PM will be joined by advisers from the medical or scientific world.

Mr Johnson also returned to PMQs today, where he faced Labour Party leader Keir Starmer.

Yesterday's briefing was chaired by Dominic Raab.

How can I watch it?

The press briefings are shown live on BBC One.

You can also live stream on BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio 4 will broadcast the conference over the airwaves for those on the move.

What happened at Tuesday's press briefing?

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and deputy Chief Scientific Adviser Angela McLean addressed the public and members of the media.

Raab announced that the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK in hospitals, care homes and the community has increased by 693, bringing the total number of deaths to 29,427.

He also confirmed that the update on the lockdown measures will come later this week.

Raab said that “later on this week the PM will update the country”, but added that the country will need to adapt to “a new normal”.

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In the briefing he also admitted that the next phase of the coronavirus crisis “won't be easy”.

Raab said: "As we go forward, we want to make sure the next phase is more comfortable, is more sustainable.

“But we need to be under no illusions: the next phase won't be easy.”

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