//UK coronavirus live: Johnson to unveil £3bn plan to get NHS ‘battle ready’ for winter

UK coronavirus live: Johnson to unveil £3bn plan to get NHS ‘battle ready’ for winter

News updates: PM set to make announcement in press conference on Friday

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8.39am BST

As well as the prime minister’s press conference, here are a few other key events coming up today:

The ONS weekly update on coronavirus and social impacts will come out at 9.30.

8.25am BST

Brokenshire is asked about Patrick Vallance’s opposition to a return to workplaces, in contrast to Boris Johnson’s expected remarks today. “We will continue to be informed by the advice we get from Sage,” including Vallance, he says. “It’s about ensuring the advice and guidance is there… to create these Covid safe spaces, but ultimately it’s for employers to make those decisions based on their individual businesses,” he adds.

On whether there will be more than the £3bn extra money announced for the NHS today, he says “it’s important that we do invest for the winter… obviously we continue to keep this under reflection,” and thus successfully concludes the interview without really saying anything much.

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