Live: Boris Johnson joint press conference with Whitty & Vallance Covid-19 cases soar.

PM Boris Johnson will give a rare joint coronavirus press conference with Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance for the first time in weeks as new infections have continued to soar.

Flanked by his chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser, the PM will update the country as fears have grown over even stricter national measures.

It comes areas of England, including Newcastle, were given even tighter coronavirus restrictions making it illegal to meet with people not in your household, which will come into force tomorrow

Mr Johnson gave a televised address last week as he announced 10pm curfew on pubs and other hospitality venues, alongside orders for office workers to work from home once again.

It is not expected that he will announced further national restrictions but he will address the skyrocketing infection numbers amid fears of a second national lockdown.

It comes areas of England, including Newcastle, were given even tighter coronavirus restrictions making it illegal to meet with people not in your household, which will come into force tomorrow

Mr Johnson gave a televised address last week as he announced 10pm curfew on pubs and other hospitality venues, alongside orders for office workers to work from home once again.

It is not expected that he will announced further national restrictions but he will address the skyrocketing infection numbers amid fears of a second national lockdown.

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