Live as Boris Johnson faces tough questions from Andrew Marr

Live as Boris Johnson faces tough questions from Andrew Marr

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears live on BBC TV Sunday morning as he faces difficult questions from journalist Andrew Marr.

Mr Johnson is likely to want to talk about Brexit as the country enters a new phase of negotiations with the EU and the December 31st deadline is rapidly approaching.

However, it is more likely that the conversation is heading towards the ongoing coronavirus crisis, with local lockdown rules increasing, fearing the UK is on the verge of a second national lockdown.

M rJohnson will want to talk about a planned overhaul of the immigration system and may want to respond to comments on Brexit when Nigel Farage appears on Sky on Sophy Ridge on Sunday.

However, its appearance comes after nearly 13,000 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the UK late Saturday.

The government said there had been an additional 12,872 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

There were an additional 6,968 laboratory-confirmed cases in the UK as of 9 a.m. on Friday.

The official dashboard announced on Saturday that there had been delays in publishing a number of cases due to a technical issue that has now been fixed.

This means that the total reported in the coming days will include some additional cases from the period between September 24th and October 1st.

Saturday’s figure brings the total number of cases in the UK to 480,017.

The government also said an additional 49 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday. That brings the total in the UK to 42,317.

Separate figures released by the UK statistical authorities show that there have now been nearly 57,900 deaths recorded in the UK with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate.

Other figures show that as of Saturday in England, 2,194 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized, down from 1,622 a week ago, while 307 Covid-19 hospitalized patients were in ventilation beds, down from 223 a week ago.

A total of 368 patients with confirmed Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in England on Thursday, compared with 288 a week earlier.

We will bring you live updates as soon as they occur.



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