What time is the coronavirus press briefing today, Tuesday May 26, and who is speaking?

THE coronavirus press briefing is now a daily occurrence, and has been 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 conference?

The Government's daily coronavirus will be held at 5pm.

The press conferences are held at Downing Street.

These conferences have been taking place daily since March 16.

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

Who is speaking?

The press briefings are chaired by a senior government official.

Government officials are joined by health experts to answer questions from the press and the public about the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, his deputy Dr Jenny Harries and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance have been regular additions to the briefings.

How can I watch briefing?

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 was said in Monday's conference?

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson chaired Monday's coronavirus press briefing alongside Public Health England Medical Director Professor Yvonne Doyle.

The PM confirmed outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to open on June 1.

He said this will only be permitted for premises that are "Covid-secure".

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Mr Johnson also answered questions about his chief adviser Dominic Cummings.

The PM said he had cleared his most senior adviser of any wrongdoing and branded his actions “sensible and defensible”.

But Boris emerged to tell the nation he was standing by his man, who he said was only trying to protect his four-year-old son by driving to Durham to self isolate

 

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