Chief Medical Officer
Lockdown has pushed people "on the borderlines of deprivation" into further hardship, says England's chief medical officer.
The comments come after England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said there were still risks to reopening society.
Will we be seeing the deputy chief medical officer strutting his stuff on that famous dance floor?
Prime minister will appear alongside chief medical officer Chris Whitty and Simon Stevens, chief executive of the NHS.
But NHS chief Simon Stevens says 140 vaccination jabs are being delivered every minute.
The prime minister will be joined at 5pm by chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance and chief medical officer Chris Whitty.
England’s chief medical officer said there were 18,000 people in hospital during the peak last April. Now there are 30,000.
Chief medical officer and Boris Johnson also warn current lockdown could stretch beyond March if public ignore the rules.
Deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries suggests frontline key workers could begin getting jabs once 13m most vulnerable are inoculated.
Restrictions will ease, but England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty told the nation: "Keep it small. Keep it short. Keep it local."