Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Boris Johnson resists lockdown as Omicron fuels record 218,000 daily coronavirus cases in UK

  • The PM says he’s sticking to ‘Plan B’ measures, which include masks on public transport and in shops, but not restrictions on gatherings or businesses closures
  • Hospital admissions have increased, but not at the same pace as daily infections, and the mortality rate has not gone up

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic in London on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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