Boris Johnson speech: What time is the Prime Minister's announcement today, December 21?

The Prime Minister is set to provide the public with another update surrounding the Covid pandemic today.

On Saturday, Boris Johnson revealed a raft changes around the Christmas bubbles and coronavirus tiers – and now plans to keep Brits abreast of the latest news.

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What time is Boris Johnson's speech today, December 21?

The Prime Minister will speak to the public at around 5pm on Monday, December 21.

Mr Johnson will address the nation from 10 Downing Street.

As in previous press conferences, the PM will likely be joined by up to two experts in the health or scientific departments for the Government.

What will the Prime Minister announce?

Mr Johnson held a meeting on coronavirus today to discuss the issues around the new covid strain plaguing the South East of England.

The mutant variant caused 16 million Brits to be plunged into new Tier 4 restrictions – which include the cancellation of Christmas bubbles.

The Covid strain, named VUI 2020/01, is said to be 70 per cent more contagious than the original strain.

The Prime Minister also chaired a Cobra meeting in a bid to clear up issues at the border crossings.

Footage has shown huge queues of lorries looking to cross the Channel, after France closed all routes into the country from the UK, including via the Eurotunnel for fear of the new Covid strain entering the country.

This led to warnings from supermarkets over food shortages, especially food and vegetables in the run up to Christmas.

How can I watch Boris Johnson's speech?

The Prime Minister's press conference will be live on a host of national TV news outlets.

BBC will show the speech on their News channel, while Sky News will also air the announcement.

You can catch Boris Johnson online too via the BBC iPlayer.

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