UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson announcing new lockdown in England – live news

Follow the latest on the virus in the UK as the PM sets out plans for a month-long lockdown in England amid warnings that infections are ‘running riot’

6.48pm GMT

Here we go, Johnson’s press conference is finally underway, two hours and 48 minutes later than first planned.

6.46pm GMT

6.45pm has been and gone…

First it was 4pm then 5:00 now 6:30 has been and gone. Boris’ #DowningStreetBriefing worse timekeeping than Cummings & already chaotic

Furlough ends today and businesses worried about arrangements.

And they used to promise voting for them would put an end to dither and delay!

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