Covid 19: Boris rejects calls to activate Plan B despite rocketing levels of infections

by 24britishtvOct. 21, 2021, 4:50 p.m. 22
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Boris Johnson is continuing to resist calls from health leaders for tighter Covid restrictions despite the rising levels of infections. The Prime Minister acknowledged the numbers were “high” but said they were “within the parameters” forecast by scientists advising the Government Speaking during a visit to a primary school in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, he said the most effective way of combating the disease was to press ahead with the booster jab programme. His comments follow calls from the NHS Confederation and the British Medical Association (BMA) for ministers to activate their winter Plan B for England amid fears the health service could be overwhelmed. BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul said the refusal to introduce supplementary measures – including Covid passports, mask-wearing in crowded public spaces and a return to working from home – amounted to “wilful negligence”. However Mr Johnson said the successful rollout of the vaccination programme meant the country was in an “incomparably better” position than it was 12 months ago and that the Government was sticking with its Plan A. Continue reading: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/boris-johnson-prime-minister-plan-b-government-british-medical-association-b961811.html Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RQon_YwCnp_LbPtEwW65w?sub_confirmation=1

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