Watch live: Boris Johnson holds COVID-19 news briefing

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding a news briefing alongside Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance after unveiling his ‘living with COVID’ plan in the Commons.

The PM announced that the legal requirement for people who test positive for coronavirus to self-isolate will be removed from Thursday and free symptomatic and asymptomatic testing will end in England from 1 April.

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