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Boris Johnson announces press conference at 5pm amid fears over Indian Covid-19 variant

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Boris Johnson will maintain a press conference at 5pm on Friday, it has been introduced.

The Prime Minister will ship a key deal with from Downing Street tonight.

At 5pm, Mr Johnson, the PM, will seem from No 10 Downing Street alongside two different key figures.

Mr Johnson is usually accompanied by England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty.

Chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance can also be a daily contributor to the press conferences.

The press briefing will air on TV and nationwide radio, in addition to YouTube channels operated by information websites and publications throughout the nation.

The press conference comes amid worrying rises of the Indian variant.

New coronavirus circumstances involving the Indian variant have greater than doubled in per week as Government ministers mentioned they can’t rule out imposing native restrictions to suppress its unfold.

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The circumstances are unfold throughout the nation, with the bulk within the North West, primarily in Bolton, Sefton in Merseyside, Blackburn in Lancashire, and London.

Surge testing has additionally been deployed in Sefton, after circumstances of the Indian variant had been confirmed within the Formby space in addition to in elements of London, together with Hillingdon, Hounslow, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Paul Hunter, professor in medication at the University of East Anglia, mentioned the Indian variant “clearly has been out-competing” the Kent variant in quite a lot of areas across the UK.

At current, there is no such thing as a proof the B16172 variant is proof against present vaccine jabs within the UK.