BORIS Johnson returns to the Downing Street press conference today the night after announcing a series of new lockdown measures in the north east.
The daily briefings had been scrapped but return today (July 31). Here is everything we know about the upcoming announcement.
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What time is Boris Johnson’s speech today?
The speech will be available to watch on The Sun YouTube page, BBC and Sky News.
What is Boris Johnson expected to announce?
In his speech today the Prime Minister is expected to discuss the measures announced last night banning households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire from meeting each other indoors from today.
The sudden new rules – which means that people can still go to work and even visit shops and cafes – have left Brits reeling after they were introduced about 9.30pm, barely three hours before they were put into force.
The PM is expected to explain the decision to the public, as well as warn the infection rate is rising across the country.
About 4.5million people will be affected by the new lockdown rules – which are expected to be subject to a weekly review.
The affected areas include all of the 2.8million residents of Greater Manchester, as well as the Lancashire towns of Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale.
West Yorkshire, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees were also hit.