Boris Johnson to hold Covid meeting at 4 p.m. today


Officials expect to receive new information on how the Omicron variant is affecting England at 4 p.m. today.

The Press Association reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not expected to introduce new restrictions for England.

Statistics released at 4 p.m. will show the latest information on how quickly the new variant is spreading across the country.

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Boris Johnson meets Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, who is slated to be knighted on the New Years Honor Roll.

The virtual meeting, chaired by the Premier of Checkers, will determine whether further Covid restrictions are needed to curb Omicron, the Mirror reports.

The Palestinian Authority news agency said Mr Johnson is unlikely to adopt any new measures, however, with his cabinet also convinced that there is no need to restrict freedoms further.

Tory MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown said: ‘I think unless the data is significantly different from the pre-Christmas data, the Prime Minister would do well to wait and see what happens in the next few days, because by the next week, we will have a very precise idea of ​​whether this large number of infections will translate into hospitalization.

“But, for now, I would call for caution because of the damage done to the economy and people by locking them up unnecessarily.”

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