What time is today’s coronavirus government briefing and who is chairing it? – The Sun

THE UK government is today expected to extend the country’s lockdown by three more weeks as the coronavirus death toll continues to rise.

This evening the government will stand before the media once again to provide the latest developments on Covid-19 in their bid to prevent as many deaths as possible.

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates

What time is today’s coronavirus government briefing?

Today's press conference will began at around 5pm.

During the week, these briefings have been held between 4pm and 6pm, while at the weekend, it is normally between 2pm and 4pm.

Top ministers and government officials have been providing these updates on a daily basis since March 16 from 10 Downing Street.

Who is chairing the coronavirus briefing?

First Secretary of State Dominic Raab is expected to chair the meeting while Boris Johnson is recuperating after spending time in intensive care with Covid-19.

Raab is today leading emergency Cobra and cabinet meetings about continuing social distancing.

You can watch the government's daily press briefings by live streaming via our YouTube channel and The Sun's live blog will also provide text updates from the conference today.

What is Dominic Raab expected to say this evening?

It is expected that Raab will announce extending lockdown measures until May 7 after professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling has informed the UK's coronavirus strategy, said it was too early to relax measures.

Earlier this week Raab stated that the government's plan is working, and urged the public to stick with the social distancing measures in place.

He didn’t expect any changes to be made to the lockdown this week.

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