Omicron variant: Boris Johnson says lockdown unlikely but 'not ruled out'

by 24britishtvDec. 1, 2021, 2 a.m. 40
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Boris Johnson today unveiled the UK's mammoth new booster vaccine drive as he pledged to deliver third doses to all adults by the end of January to shield the nation against the new Omicron supermutant Covid variant, after eight more cases of the strain were found in England bringing the UK total to 22 — but overall cases, deaths and hospital admissions fell, according to official data. The Prime Minister announced he is drafting in the Army again to help deliver the programme and will offer GPs an extra £15 for every injection as he promised to deliver another 'great British vaccination effort'. He said 'proportional' restrictions including compulsory face masks on public transport and in shops, nail salons and hairdressers have been brought in to buy time for scientists to 'crack the Omicron code' and would not remain in place 'a minute longer than necessary'. Daily Mail Website: https://www.dailymail.co.uk Daily Mail Facebook: https://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: https://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Ma... Daily Mail Twitter: https://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: https://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: https://dailymail.co.uk/mobile

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