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Boris to hold press conference this afternoon as covid cases soar

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to host a press conference from Downing Street at 5pm with new covid restrictions expected. 

It comes as six hospital trusts have declared critical incidents in England saying they are under too much pressure, and schools are preparing for a potential return to home learning.

Boris Johnson said on Monday that he would “make sure that we look after our NHS any way that we can”.

The NHS has said that the current situation is putting more pressure on them with some hospitals having to cancel operations.

School children face more disruption to learning as many schools have staff shortages with teachers self-isolating.

The NHS Confederation warned parts of the health service “are currently in a state of crisis” as covid cases increase across England.

Government officials are meeting today to discuss what measures will be taken and announced by the Prime Minister today at 5pm.