Boris Johnson announcement: Prime Minister to hold press conference as part of Covid rule change

Boris Johnson is due to hold a press conference in Downing Street today with the Prime Minister set to announce a major change to England’s Covid rules.

Mr Johnson will meet the MPS on Monday morning before briefing MPs in the afternoon on his pandemic exit plan.

Boris Johnson announcement today

He said the proposal would be to “finally set people free” after “one of the most difficult times in the history of our country”.

The Prime Minister said: “Today will mark a proud moment after one of the most difficult times in our country’s history as we begin to learn to live with Covid.

“This would not be possible without the efforts of so many – the NHS who ensured the lifesaving vaccine was deployed at phenomenal speed, our world-renowned scientists and experts and the general public for their commitment to protecting themselves and their families. relatives. ”

He added: “The pandemic is not over but thanks to the incredible deployment of vaccines, we are now getting closer to a return to normality and finally giving people back their freedoms while continuing to protect ourselves and protect the others.”

The Prime Minister’s announcement will come just over 24 hours after it was confirmed the Queen had tested positive for coronavirus.

As announced on Saturday, the UK government plans to remove the legal requirement for those who test positive for coronavirus to self-isolate by the end of the week.

Following his statement in the House of Commons, the leader of the Conservative Party is expected to give a press conference in the evening.

Downing Street said the plan for living with Covid-19 would be “vaccine-led”, with the program remaining open to those who have not yet had a shot.

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