Boris Johnson to hold COVID press conference via VIDEO CALL from isolation at 5pm TODAY

BORIS Johnson will hold a virtual Freedom Day press conference – live from his isolation at Chequers.

The Prime Minister is set to address the nation remotely from his grace-and-favour Buckinghamshire mansion at 5pm as nearly all restrictions are axed.

He is facing awkward questions about yesterday’s humiliating u-turn when he abandoned plans to dodge quarantine following a massive backlash.

Mr Johnson and Rishi Sunak bagged slots on an exclusive Government pilot after coming into contact with infected Health Sec Sajid Javid, meaning they could swap isolation with daily tests.

Both backtracked within hours as victims of the “pingdemic” raged that ministers were not sticking to their own hated isolation rules. 

The PM tonight will likely face a grilling on the pingdemic which is forcing thousands of workers to hole up at home.