Mirror Online: LONDON, England – Boris Johnson is set to host a Downing Street press conference this afternoon, No 10 has confirmed.

It is not been confirmed what time the PM is speaking – but they are usually held at 5pm.

It comes as the Government faces serious questions about its handling of the pandemic, after the UK’s death toll passed 100,000.

This morning the Communities Secretary claimed the government took the “right decisions at the right time” through the coronavirus crisis.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said “we did everything that we could to protect people’s lives”, but admitted some things could have been done differently “with the benefit of hindsight”.

He told Sky News: “We took the decisions that we could at the time on the basis of the information that was available to us.

“And we did everything that we could to protect people’s lives and help to weather the storm, and take the country through this very challenging period.

“There is no textbook as to how to respond to a pandemic like this, but we do believe that we took the right decisions at the right time.”

His comments came as the Government’s figure for coronavirus deaths passed 100,000 – but separate data published by statistics agencies places the toll at 115,000. It is almost a year since the first known coronavirus death occurred in the UK on January 30.

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