Boris Johnson second lockdown speech: What time is the PM's announcement today, November 5?
BORIS Johnson is set to address the nation on Thursday, November 5, to discuss further steps in the fight against coronavirus.
The Prime Minister's speech comes as a second lockdown came into force in England in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.
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What time is Boris Johnson's speech today?
Boris Johnson's speech will take place at 5pm on Thursday, November 5.
He will address the nation during a press conference alongside the chief executive of the NHS, Simon Stevens.
We will be covering on our live blog and it will be available to watch on most broadcast platforms.
What could Boris Johnson announce?
Boris Johnson is expected to give an update on the threat posed to the NHS by Covid-19.
During the press conference, he is expected to urge people to follow the latest rules to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.
The Prime Minister has vowed the tough rules will only last until December 2 – but there is speculation they might be extended if the current lockdown does not make a big difference in terms of the spread of Covid-19.
He could also discuss the latest measures introduced by Rishi Sunak on November 5.
The Chancellor announced the furlough scheme will be announced until March 2021, instead of lasting only one month.
When was Boris Johnson's last speech?
Boris Johnson's last televised speech was on speech was on Saturday, October 31.
He announced four weeks of tough measures across England which started on November 5 as a way of trying to control rising infection rates.
The PM also addressed MPs on Monday, November 2, to outline the measures in further detail.
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