THE coronavirus press briefing has been a daily occurrence since the UK was placed on lockdown in March.

During these conferences, the public and press are given the opportunity to question government officials and health experts on issues to do with coronavirus.

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What time is the coronavirus press briefing?

The Government's daily coronavirus briefing will be held just after 5pm today, Thursday, May 28.

They always take place at at Downing Street.

These conferences have been taking place daily since March 16.

The briefing gives the nation the latest news in the coronavirus battle.

Who is speaking?

Tonight Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will be leading the press briefing along with Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jenny Harries.

The Government will address the country via a live broadcast on all the latest pandemic updates.

The Prime Minister is expected to update the British public on the next phase of easing lockdown and review previous restrictions which have included unlimited exercise allowed outdoors.


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How can I watch it?

The press conference is shown on the BBC each day, live from Downing Street.

However, the conference can also be watched on the Government's official YouTube account.

In addition, our live coronavirus blog provides updates and reports on what is said during the briefing.

What did Matt Hancock say on Wednesday?

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, addressed the nation in the press briefing on Wednesday, May 27.

He stated that the coronavirus testing system is being expanded to include anyone with symptoms.

Mr Hancock confirmed further details on the UK's test and trace approach, which has gone live today (May 28).

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