Boris Johnson to give press conference tonight as England goes into second lockdown

BORIS Johnson will give a press conference tonight as England is plunged into a second lockdown.

Pubs, restaurants, non-essential retail and most other businesses were forced to close today and Brits were given fresh stay at home orders for four weeks.

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Boris Johnson will give a press conference this evening


Boris Johnson will give a press conference this eveningCredit: AP:Associated Press

The PM will appear at 5pm alongside the chief exec of the NHS Simon Stevens.

Mr Johnson gave Brits a grim warning the health service would soon become overwhelmed as he announced lockdown last weekend.

He is expected to give an update this evening on the threat posed to the NHS and urge people to follow the draconian rules to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.

MPs voted for the national lockdown measures last night, with a handful of Tory MPs rebelling and voting against the Government’s shutdown.

Mr Johnson has vowed the tough rules will only last until December 2.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty told a parliamentary committee earlier this week that if the NHS did become overwhelmed it would crucially threaten the ability of all Brits to be able to access healthcare.

Boris Johnson says lockdown will end on December 2 and MPs will decide what to do next



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