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LIVE: updates as Boris Johnson gives Covid press conference

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LIVE: updates as Boris Johnson gives Covid press conference

By Sarah Cartlidge

Last updated:

    - Bournemouth and Poole hospitals are "on a knife edge" and are "absolutely full" due to a rise in Covid patients
  • - A number of Dorset Covid-19 patients are set to be treated at the Nightingale hospital in Exeter over the next few days
  • - The infection rates in the BCP area remain almost three times that of Devon
  • - People who attend a house party will be fined £800 or more under tougher penalties
  • - The fines will apply to those who attend illegal gatherings of more than 15 people in homes
  • - Boris Johnson will give a press conference at 5pm today