Boris Johnson's announcement: What time is the PM's lockdown speech on Monday?

BORIS Johnson is set to announce new lockdown restrictions tomorrow October 12, which will affect millions of Brits.

The prime minister is expected to lay down new rules in a bid to curtail the rising number of coronavirus infections across the country.

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What time is Boris Johnson's speech on Monday?

Boris Johnson is expected to address MPs on October 12 to update them on the Government's new measures in fighting the surge of coronavirus cases in the country.

Although the exact time of the address has not yet been confirmed, it will be broadcast as a speech to the nation.

Previous coronavirus briefings to the public have been held at 5 pm.

This could be held earlier in the day as it will be held in the House of Commons.

We will be proving up to date information on the address in our live coronavirus blog.

What will Boris Johnson announce?

In the worst affected parts of the country, new rules could forbid people from mixing indoors and outdoors as the deadly bug continues to see a rise in infections.

Measures such as the closure of beauty salons and sports venues could also be imposed in the North of England, according to The Telegraph.

The new rules will also impact thousands of pubs across the country in a reminder of how they were ordered to shut when the pandemic first gripped the country.

Leaders in the North, however have pleaded with the PM to desist from the move saying it would be "counter-productive".

The Government have been accused of relying on data from just 98 pubs in taking the decision.

Restaurants in some ares could be allowed to remain open till 10pm, in line with the rest of the country.

It has also been reported that there might be a ban on overnight stays as the government desperately races to slow down infections.

Boris is also set to lay out plans for a new approach which will determine how local coronavirus cases with be handled.

The approach will feature three levels of seriousness and urgency with tier 3 calling for a full lockdown with most non-essential businesses closed.

Areas like Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham could be placed in tier three with tougher restrictions put in place.

In England, Nottingham has the highest infection rate with 760.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The PM has previously said the only way to avoid this outcome is to "put in work together".

He said: "If we put in the work together now then we give ourselves the best possible chance of avoiding that outcome and avoiding further measures."

In a letter to MPs shared online, chief strategic adviser Sir Edward Lister said it is "very likely" that certain parts of the country will be hit with stricter restrictions.

Leaders in the north, however have slammed the government's approach.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the north was being treated as second class.

The measures are set to be announced as a means to slow down the infection rate of cases across the country.

The UK recorded 15,166 cases of the virus on Saturday, which is up from Friday's 13,864.


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