Live: PM faces tough questions from MPs on Covid pandemic response

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to ask some tough questions from his peers about how to deal with the Covid pandemic.

Mr Johnson appears before the Liaison Committee at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon when asked about his response to the coronavirus after Britain marked the anniversary of the first national lockdown.

The prime minister admitted that at the beginning of the pandemic there were “a lot of things we wish we had done differently” and said the past 12 months had been a “stressful time”.

Speaking to a press conference on Downing Street, he said, “I think this is something we will all remember and deal with in different ways, certainly in my case as long as I live.

“It was an extraordinary moment in our history, a deeply difficult and agonizing time.”

The Liaison Committee, made up of selected committee chairs, will update Mr. Johnson of government decisions over the past year.

New figures from the Office of National Statistics show that a total of 149,117 people have noted Covid-19 on their death certificates since the pandemic began.

The questions start at 3:30 p.m. Live updates are shown below.

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