What time is today’s coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday, May 19, and who is speaking? – The Sun

THE Government’s coronavirus press briefing today (May 19) will be held at 5pm, according to Downing Street.

Environment Secretary George Eustice will chair the conference which is intended to provide daily updates and inform Brits about Governments efforts in fighting the coronavirus crisis.

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What time is the press briefing?

The press briefing is expected to be held at 5pm, according to No10.

It is usually held at Downing Street.

The press conferences have been taking place daily since March 16.

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Who are today’s speakers?

Environment Secretary George Eustice will address the nation alongside Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Angela McClean.

A senior member of the Government often chairs the conference to provide updates on how their department is helping with Government’s battle against the virus.

Since today’s conference will be chaired by the environment secretary, it is expected that the environment may be the topic for the conference.

They are accompanied by experts and officials from the health and scientific communities who also provide advice and give information on how Government is being supported by their sector.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and his deputy Dr Jenny Harries are among the regular cochairs.

The conference will follow reports that the real death toll as a result of coronavirus could be over 44,000.

How to watch the press briefing

The briefing can be watched on the BBC, who broadcast it live.

It can also be watched on the Government’s official YouTube page.

You can also follow our coronavirus live blog where we will be reporting on what is said at the briefing.

What happened at yesterday's briefing?

On Monday, May 18, Foreign secretary Dominic Raab chaired the coronavirus press briefing alongside chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.

Professor Van-Tam warned Brits to prepare to live with coronavirus for several years to come at the briefing.

He said the only way the UK could completely rid itself of the virus is when a vaccine is manufactured.

Brits were also told to brace for a possible second wave of the virus this autumn and winter.

Dominic Raab also said that it was “not sustainable” to keep the UK on lockdown.

The government, according to Mr Raab, is watching the situation “very closely”.

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