Coronavirus update: When is Boris speech today - when is the next PM update?

or members of his Cabinet address the nation each day from Downing Street, keeping the public up to date with the UK's fight against the spread of . The Prime Minister uses the press conference to implement new rules, urge the public to keep their distance from one another and also give updates from his scientific advisors.

So far, Mr Johnson has announced a UK lockdown, urged Britons to heed the Government's guidelines and pledged to open coronavirus specialist Nightingale Hospitals.

The Prime Minister is joined by Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance who also provide updates and information.

He has also spoken alongside Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak depending on the focus for each daily update.

As the UK launches more stringent measures to tackle coronavirus, people have been encouraged to work from home, avoid public transport and keep a safe distance from those with symptoms.

At the time of writing, there are 19,522 cases of coronavirus in the UK, with 1,228 deaths. In total 135 people have recovered.

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Chief Superintendent Thom McLoughlin, head of local policing in Cleveland Police, said: "It is important that we enforce fixed penalty notices to the people are not complying with the rules.

"Restrictions for travelling have been made very clear and people should only be travelling when essential."

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told LBC: "We are all getting used to the new restrictions and I've been very clear that in the first instance I want my officers to be engaging with people, talking to people, encouraging them to comply.

"Explaining, of course, if they don't understand - already we have had examples of people who simply hadn't quite heard all the messages - and, only as a very last resort with the current restrictions, using firm direction or even enforcement."

She said her officers have "gently" cleared gatherings of people when discovered and are not routinely stopping drivers.

Ms Dick said: "We're not doing what you might call roadblocks or anything like that.

"Yes, we stop motorists sometimes, we have a conversation with them.

"They might have a light out, we might talk to them, we might ask them about their journey. Our approach is one entirely trying to help educate and encourage people.

"I think we're all trying to get used to this. My approach in my service is one entirely of trying to encourage people, to engage with people, to have conversations with people."

 

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