Who is speaking at today’s coronavirus press briefing? – The Sun
24th March 2020
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THE government will hold the latest coronavirus press conference virtually from Downing Street tonight.

Prime minister Boris Johnson will not be speaking on Tuesday with chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and the deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries stepping in.

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Who is speaking at today's coronavirus press briefing?

Tuesday's press conference will be hosted by the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and deputy chief medical officer Dr Jenny Harries at 4pm.

Downing Street announced that the conference will take place virtually, which means no media will be present and it is expected that they will dial in with questions.

What happened in yesterday's briefing?

Prime minister Johnson addressed the nation on Monday night ordering them to stay at home to save lives.

The UK leader announced that people are only allowed to leave their homes for a limited number of essential reasons.

Those are:

  • shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible
  • one form of exercise a day – (a run, walk, or cycle) – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where absolutely necessary and this cannot be done from home

Who has previously spoken alongside Boris Johnson?

The prime minister has usually spoken while being flanked with two of his advisors or cabinet members.

The list of previous speakers at the coronavirus daily briefing is:

March 23: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister).

March 22: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister), Robert Jenrick (Housing Secretary), Dr Jenny Harries (Deputy Chief Medical Officer).

March 21: George Eustice (Environment Secretary), Helen Dickinson (British Retail Consortium Chief Executive), Stephen Powis (NHS England Medical Director).

March 20: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister), Rishi Sunak (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Dr Jenny Harries (Deputy Chief Medical Officer).

March 19: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister), Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Officer), Sir Patrick Vallance (Chief Scientific Advisor).

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March 18: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister), Sir Patrick Vallance (Chief Scientific Advisor), Dr Jenny Harries (Deputy Chief Medical Officer).

March 17: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister), Rishi Sunak (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Sir Patrick Vallance (Chief Scientific Advisor).

March 16: Boris Johnson (Prime Minister), Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Officer), Sir Patrick Vallance (Chief Scientific Advisor).

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