What time is Boris Johnson’s press conference today, Tuesday April 20?

BORIS Johnson will host a Covid press conference from Downing Street on April 20.

It’s likely the Prime Minister will address the concerns over the Indian variant of the coronavirus and will probably also tackle the issue of the formation of the European Super League.

Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates

Boris Johnson will hold the Downing Street press conference at 5pm

What time is Boris Johnson’s press conference today?

Boris Johnson is due to address the nation at 5pm today from No. 10.

He was able to enjoy a pub pint as he was able to sip on a beer outside during a visit to The Mount pub and restaurant in Wolverhampton.

In a video message afterwards, he said: “I know that across the country millions of people have been able to enjoy some of the freedoms that we’ve seen coming back since step 2 on April 12.

“And we’re going forward cautiously but irreversibly towards step 3 on May 17 with more openings and the opening up of indoor hospitality we hope.

“We can do that partly because of the rollout of the vaccination programme which continues to be very successful.

“But it’s also very important to understand our success is determined as well and very largely by the discipline of the lockdown and the discipline with which everybody has continued to follow sensible measures to prevent transmission of the virus.”

The Prime Minister enjoyed a pint at The Mount pub and restaurant in Wolverhampton

What is Boris Johnson expected to announce?

Ahead of the press conference Boris urged Brits to stick with the Covid rules so the planned reopening of pubs indoors on May 17 can go ahead.

It’s thought the Prime Minister will update the country on the latest in the ongoing vaccine drive and concerns about the spread of the Indian variant of the coronavirus.

His speech will come after ministers slapped India on the travel red list over concerns about the spread of a “double mutant” variant.

The UK has now fully vaccinated more than 10m people, but there are concerns the new strain could be resistant to the current set of jabs.

The PM is also set to field questions at his press conference about how the Government plans to stop the new European Super League breakaway of top English football clubs.

How can I watch the speech?

You can watch the PM’s announcement via A Journalist’s YouTube page.

Or, check out the latest updates on the paper’s dedicated coronavirus liveblog.