Matt Hancock to give live coronavirus update this afternoon

Health Secretary Matt Hancock will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. announcing further details about the government’s community testing program, Downing Street said.

It is rumored that the first UK vaccines could be used from Wednesday, with regulatory approval expected this week.

Mr Hancock will likely provide an update on the latest vaccine news.

He will also address the new levels that will take effect across England from Wednesday – if approved by MPs.

The House of Commons will vote on the measures on Tuesday, with 100 Conservative MPs questioning the hard rules.