UK at ‘critical moment’ with coronavirus, Boris Johnson @BBC News LIVE – BBC

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Subscribe and to OFFICIAL BBC YouTube Stream original BBC programmes FIRST on BBC iPlayer Subscribe and @BBC News Stream BBC News live on BBC iPlayer Coronavirus / Covid-19 Follow BBC News live updates here UK briefing round-up Here are the key points from this afternoon’s press conference in Downing Street: * Prime Minister Boris Johnson said new measures to tackle the rise in coronavirus cases “will take time to feed through” * Plans are being put in place to ensure students can go home safely for Christmas * The UK’s preparations for winter include being on track for 500,000 tests a day by the end of October and a four-month supply of protective equipment such as masks, gowns and visors * The PM said he will “not hesitate” to impose further restrictions if needed but he wants to avoid another national lockdown * The latest outbreaks in the UK may be more localised than the first wave during the spring, he says, with very clear local peaks * England’s chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, said the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals and intensive care is increasing * He said despite the rise in hospitalisations, the NHS currently has capacity to deal with new cases and is “absolutely open for business” for other kinds of care * And chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said it is “very clear” rates are still going up and “we don’t have this under control” Follow the story BBC News Live | Coronavirus Press Conference | UK Government Press Briefing | BBC #BBC #BBCiPlayer #BBCNews #BBCCoronavirus #Coronavirus #Covid-19 #CoronavirusOutbreak #Corona #CoronavirusUK #borisjohnsonspeechonuklockdowntoday All our TV channels and S4C are available to watch live through BBC iPlayer, although some programmes may not be available to stream online due to rights. If you would like to read more on what types of programmes are available to watch live, check the ‘Are all programmes that are broadcast available on BBC iPlayer?’ FAQ

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