The nation is waiting with bated breath for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold a press conference about the coronavirus situation.
This will be the 100th press conference of its kind during the coronavirus crisis.
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, these press conferences were delivered daily to keep the public informed on the ever-changing situation.
As the cases of coronavirus infections and death rate surge, the public are wondering what Mr Johnson will say.
As usual, Mr Johnson will be accompanied by England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.
The press conference is expected to take place this afternoon at around 5pm, Wednesday, September 30.
What time is the press conference?
However, Downing Street officials are yet to confirm the timing.
It will take place after Prime Minister’s Questions is finished.
What will Prime Minister Boris Johnson say?
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The coronavirus press conference will be focused on the latest numbers, rather than the announcement of new measures.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The purpose of that is to provide an update on the latest statistics.
“It is not because there is some specific set of new announcements to make.”
The number of Covid-19 related deaths in England and Wales has risen for the second week in a row.
Mr Johnson and the government are keen to avoid a second national lockdown.
There will also likely be a stern warning to the public as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
Journalists and members of the public will also be able to ask the PM questions.
No10 launched an appear for questions from the public on Twitter.
Mr Johnson may be asked to clarify local lockdown restrictions which have left many people confused about the rules.
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