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PremierLeague-News.Com - The prime minister will be giving an update on how the fight against covid is going in the UK
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Boris Johnson is going to speak at a press conference starting at 5 pm tonight. The Prime Minister is expected to make a number of announcements on vaccine passports, travel rules, coronavirus testing, and the end of lockdown. The next stage of the government's roadmap is due to come into effect a week today - on Monday 12 April - allowing non-essential retail, personal care premises, and pub gardens to reopen. In tonight's Downing Street briefing, Boris Johnson will confirm whether or not these changes will be allowed to go ahead. According to reports, vaccine passports will be in operation in England as early as June. Passports will be needed to enter big venues like football grounds and nightclubs from as early as June 21. The government has already said that foreign holidays will not be allowed until May 17, at the earliest. To get breaking news like this straight to your inbox, click here This is a live blog that will be updated as we know more. Scroll down to see the latest updates. Key EventsProfessor Chris Whitty now speaks17:07Press conference now starting17:03What is Boris Johnson expected to talk about?16:59What time is the announcement?16:5717:13Emma ElgeeQuestions from the publicA question has been asked when people can visit loved ones in care homes.The PM says from April 12, two people can visit people in care homes.Another question asks if the virus could mutate and harm children more.Patrick Vallance says there is no evidence that it will mutate to harm children more.He said the virus will try and mutate to get around the vaccine which is why it may be necessary to update the vaccine.Prof Chirs Whitty added one of the better points of the pandemic is that children have been relatively unaffected. 17:07KEY EVENTProfessor Chris Whitty now speaksProfessor Chris Whitty has now said that a first dose has now been taken by 60% of the adult population.He said there has been an 80% reduction in hospitalizations from those who had the vaccine.
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. Professor Whitty goes on to say that the number of people who are dying is now falling faster than it did in the first wave.He said this is the effect of the vaccine and also the lockdown. He said the average number of deaths a day is now 47. 17:03KEY EVENTPress conference now startingThe press conference is now starting.Mr Johnson has confirmed that from Monday, April 12 we will move to the next step of lockdown. He said he will be visiting the pub himself and that the changes are "fully justified by the data".16:59KEY EVENTWhat is Boris Johnson expected to talk about?The Prime Minister is expected to unveil a new risk-based "traffic-light" system for travel, with red, amber, and green warnings for different countries around the world.Travellers from "green" countries will not be required to self-isolate, although tests will still be needed.He will provide an update on the plans for vaccine passports, and reveal a scheme that will see all adults in the UK offered two free Covid tests a week.Boris Johnson is also expected to confirm that the second stage of the government's lockdown roadmap will go ahead as planned on Monday 12 April.This phase will see the reopening of non-essential retail, personal care premises (including hairdressers), and indoor leisure centres (including gyms).Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen - but only with outdoor seating, and with the rule of six still in place.16:57KEY EVENTWhat time is the announcement?Boris Johnson will lead the press conference at 5pm tonight (Monday 5 April).He will be joined by England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance.You can watch the announcement live on BBC One, BBC News and Sky News.
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