Matt Hancock is set to make a statement in the House of Commons this afternoon as the UK's battle against coronavirus rages on.
The Health Secretary will update MPs on the latest developments in the fight against Covid-19.
It comes following concerns over a new variant which has emerged in Britain, as the nation races to control it.
Fears are growing over the new strain of the virus - originating in India - with calls being made for a travel ban.
Public Health England revealed in its latest update that 77 confirmed cases of the B.1.617 variant have been detected in the UK, including 73 in England and four in Scotland.
And questions are now surfacing over whether the new strain will delay the Government’s lockdown easing road map, after the most significant lifting of rules last week saw pubs, bars and restaurants reopen outdoors and non-essential retail finally open up again.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been due to travel to India in the last week of April in a trip that has already been cut short as infections in the country continue to climb.
However, Downing Street today confirmed (April 19) that Mr Johnson has cancelled his scheduled visit to India next week “in light of the current coronavirus situation".
The Government is also due to announce foreign travel plans for all countries for this summer, with people still in the dark over whether they will be able to jet off abroad in the coming summer months.
And there could also be announcements on vaccines as concerns continue over the link between jabs and blood clots.
Matt Hancock will make his Commons statement at around 3.30pm today (April 19).
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