Televised weekend Covid-19 conferences come to an end

The weekend Downing Street Covid-19 press conferences are to end.

Number 10 has said the virus updates have low television ratings.

Also, the Government is moving into a “different phase” of handling the pandemic.

However, the weekday 17.00 updates will continue, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson could appear at more of them.

Ministers, Government officials and medical and scientific advisers will also keep a presence.


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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