BORIS Johnson is set to make an announcement to the House of Commons today (Wednesday, January 13, 2021) on coronavirus.
The prime minister will deliver an update to MPs on the state of play in the UK's fight against the Covid pandemic – including the latest in case numbers and the amount of vaccines handed to date.
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What time is Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons today?
Boris Johnson will be speaking before the coronavirus liason committee at 3.30pm today.
His speech and subsequent answering of questions will take place at the House of Commons in Westminster, London.
It follows Mr Johnson earlier holding the first weekly PMQs session of 2021 in the Commons.
What is Boris Johnson expected to say?
The Prime Minister will update ministers on the latest developments in the Government's plan to deliver vaccines.
Mr Johnson has said there is a deadline of February 15 to deliver vaccines to the top four eligible groups.
These include care home workers and residents, NHS frontline, staff and anyone aged 80 or over.
All adults will be offered a Covid vaccine by the autumn, the Health Secretary vowed yesterday.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, said around two million Brits have already received their first dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.
Hundreds more GP-led, hospital vaccination hubs and the first pharmacy-led pilot sites will open from today — taking the total to around 1,200 in England.
Vaccine appointment letters will be sent out to everyone aged 80 or over who live up to a 45-minute drive from one of the new centres.
The sites include the ExCel centre in East London, Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium and Manchester’s Etihad tennis club.
Mr Johnson will also update MPs on the cases figures and R-rate numbers, as England continues to remain in a third national lockdown.
How can I watch Boris Johnson live?
The speech will be broadcast on BBC Parliament, Sky News and other channels.
The session will also be broadcast online on Parliament.tv- and viewers will also be able to catch-up on BBC iPlayer.
You can also follow the action through The Sun's coronavirus live blog.
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