More coronavirus-focused broadcasts to air on BBC One

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On Wednesday night at 7.30pm, the second live BBC One special will look at the latest public health advice on coronavirus.

The show, produced by BBC Breakfast, will examine Covid-19s impact on everything from travel to business, with the third edition to follow on Wednesday 25th.

With contributors from the wider BBC News output, the programme will feature the latest from BBC correspondents around the world.

The last BBC Breakfast-produced coronavirus special, which aired on Monday 2nd March, reached 4.9m UK adults.

Presented by Rachel Burden live from the studio in MediaCityUK, a panel of experts will answer questions from viewers, guiding them through what they need to know.

Viewers can expect the latest health advice, what to do if a trip abroad has been planned, possible impact on business and more.

Fergus Walsh (BBC Medical Correspondent), Professor Sian Griffiths, who led the SARS inquiry, and BBC Business Correspondent Nina Warhurst will all feature in tomorrow night’s special.

BBC Breakfast Executive Editor, Richard Frediani said: “There is a huge appetite for information about the spread of the coronavirus and how best to stay safe. We will answer the thousands of questions we’ve been sent at Breakfast, as well as the wider BBC, with the unrivalled knowledge of the BBC team and a panel of experts.”

This morning, following the latest government advice on social distancing, BBC Breakfast implemented new measures whereby presenters Dan and Louise sat further apart on the sofa than usual to minimise non-essential contact.