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Boris Johnson scraps daily coronavirus briefings

by LLB staff reporter
23rd Jun 20 2:58 pm

The daily Downing Street press briefing will be scrapped after today as England comes out of hibernation.

A government spokesman said on Tuesday, “From today, the press conferences will no longer be daily.

“We’ll continue to hold press conferences to coincide with significant announcements, including with the Prime Minister.

“We will be publishing all of the data which has previously been included in the press conference slides on gov.uk every weekday.”

Boris Johnson told MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday that pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers can now reopen from 4 July.

“All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service and our guidance will encourage minimal staff and customer contact,” Johnson told MPs.

He added, “We will ask businesses to help NHS Test and Trace respond to any local outbreaks by collecting contact details from customers as happens in other countries and we will work with the sector to make this manageable.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer welcomed Johnson’s statement and told MPs, “We will study the guidance, and there are obviously a number of questions that need to be answered, but overall I welcome this statement.

“I believe the government is trying to do the right thing and in that, we will support them.”

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