Boris Johnson press conference: PM to announce major lockdown changes to nation tonight

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Ministers are this morning meeting to sign off on the next step of the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown.

The announcement comes are more than two thirds of all adults now have at least one coronavirus injection, with a third full protected with a second.

Mr Johnson’s announcement at 5pm will confirm indoor hospitality and meetings of up to six in private households can go ahead.

Ahead of his announcement, the Prime Minister said: “The data reflects what we already knew – we are not going to let this virus beat us.

“The Roadmap remains on track, our successful vaccination programme continues – more than two-thirds of adults in the UK have now had the first vaccine – and we can now look forward to unlocking cautiously but irreversibly.

“It’s because of the British public’s unwavering commitment that we are saving lives, protecting the NHS and controlling the virus.”

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