He will will tonight brace Britain for weeks more shutdown as he appears at his first press conference since his own coronavirus fight.
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The PM will host No10’s daily 5pm press conference for the first time in a month, since he was struck down by the virus himself, but he will be cautious about changing any measures.
Only small tweaks to the lockdown rules are on the cards, if anything.
And he said this afternoon on Twitter: "I know how hard and how stressful it has been to give up even temporarily those ancient and basic freedoms, not seeing friends, not seeing loved ones, working from home, managing the kids, worrying about your job and your firm.
"So let me say directly also to British business, to the shopkeepers, to the entrepreneurs, to the hospitality sector, to everyone on whom our economy depends: I understand your impatience, I share your anxiety.
"But I must ask you to keep going in the way that you have kept going so far, so we can protect our NHS and save lives."
The measures are set to be reviewed by May 7, and the Government insists nothing will change before then.
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