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Boris Johnson news – PM blasted for bonkers Plan B covid rules as he tells Brits ‘don’t go to work but do go to parties’

Three fined for breaching Covid rules on same day as No.10 Xmas party Three women have been fined for attending gatherings in breach of coronavirus rules on the same day as the alleged Christmas party at Downing Street last year. The Metropolitan Police has said officers will not investigate the alleged December 18 event, where staff and aides are said…

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Boris Johnson Plan B announcement LIVE – PM reveals vaccine passports, work from home & mask plan ahead of Christmas

PM: Christmas parties & nativities should still go ahead Christmas parties and school nativities should still go ahead, the Prime Minister has said. Boris Johnson told a press conference on Wednesday that despite the introduction of new restrictions in England to help control the spread of the Omicron variant, the Government was not suggesting children should be taken out of…

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Omicron latest news – Covid CRISIS rips through Tottenham Hotspur as 8 players test positive, including Son Heung Min

Scotland: Rising Covid cases are Omicron variant Around four per cent of Covid-19 cases in Scotland are likely to be the new Omicron variant, with that figure “steadily rising”, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Scotland’s First Minister said the “really concerning development” from the latest variant meant all current restrictions would remain in the country and further measures such as an…

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Omicron latest news – New Covid travel rules TODAY as variant rapidly spreads through UK with 336 cases now confirmed

Man drove at 122mph after going to Wales for a haircut during lockdown A man drove at speeds of 122mph after going to Wales for a haircut during lockdown. Robert White, 30, from Taunton, was also found to be driving under the influence of drugs when he was caught by police on the M5 in Somerset on March 17 this…

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Omicron latest news – Covid masks until 2022 with rules to be EXTENDED to avoid ruining Christmas with stricter measures

TUC: 650,000 workers at risk of no income over Christmas if they fall ill Almost 650,000 workers in hospitality, retail, arts and entertainment do not qualify for statutory sick pay, leaving them at risk of no income over Christmas, according to a report. The TUC said its research highlighted new self-isolation rules introduced as a result of the Omicron variant,…

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Omicron variant latest – Frankenstein covid strain will ‘dominate and overwhelm’ world within 6 months, doctor warns

Why are we treating the mildly concerning Omicron as if we’re suddenly in a disaster movie? This is a comment piece by Mercy Muroki FIVE days have passed since Omicron, the new Covid variant named after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, was declared on the loose in Britain. The World Health Organization decided to skip the 13th letter…

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Boris Johnson announcement – 4 Covid booster jabs vital for vulnerable says NHS boss as Brits face fines under new rules

THE most vulnerable in the country are set to get four coronavirus jabs in a race to stop the spread of the Omicron variant, an NHS chief has revealed. NHS England’s chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, today said that millions more people are eligible for boosters. Speaking at a Downing Street press conference this afternoon she said that the NHS would…

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Omicron variant latest news – New Covid laws in force from TOMORROW as Brits told they have 3 weeks to save Xmas

Countries slamming their doors shut Despite the global worry, scientists said it’s still unclear whether Omicron is more alarming than other versions of the virus which has killed more than 5 million people. Nations around the world have slammed their doors shut to in a bid to keep the new variant out. EU member states have closed their borders to…

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Omicron variant news latest: Masks now compulsory from TUESDAY in UK & PM confident this Xmas ‘will be better than last’

Christmas will be ‘great’  BRITAIN is “nowhere near” full lockdown and Christmas will be “great” despite panic over the Omicron variant, Sajid Javid has insisted Two cases of the new super strain were confirmed yesterday – sparking fears the UK could be plunged back into lockdown over the festive season. But Health Secretary Mr Javid has said “we’re nowhere near”…

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Omicron variant news latest: Masks now compulsory in shops & on public transport as mutant strain reaches UK

A ‘huge blow’ to the travel industry The introduction of compulsory PCR tests for Covid-19 for everyone arriving in the UK has been described as a “huge blow” for the travel industry. The move, announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, has been welcomed by scientists as a way of buying time to learn more about the Omicron variant.…

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Covid green list travel LIVE – Prague, Berlin and Budapest to welcome Brits again as 17 countries leave amber status

VACCINE PASSPORT DECISIONS LEFT TO CLUBS AS EFL PREPARES TO RESUME EFL clubs will be left to make their own decision on whether to use Covid certification when the new season begins next weekend in the absence of the Government mandating so-called ‘vaccine passports’. The UK Government is yet to decide whether to make passports compulsory for some large-scale events…

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Covid vaccine news: Student passports axed & ‘no jab no job’ sparks backlash as experts warn of deadlier virus strains

COVID CASES DROP AS UK RECORDS 26,144 NEW VIRUS CASES AND 71 MORE DEATHS IN 24 HOURS COVID cases have dropped as the UK has reported 26,144 new cases today and 71 more deaths in the latest 24-hour period. Yesterday 29,622 coronavirus infections and 68 fatalities were announced and 31,795 cases and 28 deaths were reported this time last week. Meanwhile, 35,773…

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Covid news latest – Coronavirus deaths DROP in sign UK beating pandemic as England’s R number falls to 1.1

JUDGE SLAMS ‘YOB’ WHO PUT CHRIS WHITTY IN A HEADLOCK A “yobbish” former estate agent left Professor Chris Whitty “humiliated” after he put him in a headlock when England’s chief medical officer declined to take a photo with him. Lewis Hughes, 24, of Romford, Essex, put his future at risk with “10 seconds of madness” when he accosted Prof Whitty…

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Covid news UK LIVE: Covid infections continue to fall for FIFTH DAY running as cases drop below 30,000 new infections

TAXPAYERS TO FACE COVID BILL FOR DECADES TO COME, MPS WARN Taxpayers will be facing the costs of Covid for decades while an inquiry will not come quickly enough to learn the lessons needed from the pandemic, MPs have said. Two reports from the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) released on Sunday slammed the Government’s spending on unusable personal protective…

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Coronavirus UK news – Boris Johnson & Rishi Sunak EXEMPT from quarantine after being pinged by NHS Test & Trace

FEARS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE NOT COMING FORWARD TO GET VACCINATED AS PROGRAMME SLOWS DOWN The UK’s vaccination programme has slowed in the past week, raising concern that younger people are not coming forward to get their jab.  A total of 61,681 Brits received their first dose of the jab on Thursday – but this is way below the 152,525…

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Coronavirus UK news – Lockdown RETURN fears as cases jump 70% in a week but July 19 still going ahead

CONTINUED: ‘LIFE CANNOT RETURN TO NORMALITY WITHOUT JABS’ Dame Sarah, who co-created the jab which has gone into the arms of tens of millions of people, stressed the importance of more vaccines being produced and distributed around the globe. She added: “Because if we don’t, the virus is going to continue to circulate and to mutate, and we won’t be…

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Coronavirus UK news – Lockdown RETURN fears as 50,000 cases recorded today despite July 19 going ahead

‘LIFE CANNOT RETURN TO NORMALITY WITHOUT JABS’ PT 2 Dame Sarah, who co-created the jab which has gone into the arms of tens of millions of people, stressed the importance of more vaccines being produced and distributed around the globe. She added: “Because if we don’t, the virus is going to continue to circulate and to mutate, and we won’t…

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Boris Johnson announcement LIVE – PM confirms lockdown lift will happen despite warnings of 1,000 hospitalisations a day

POSSIBLE THAT DAILY COVID CASE NUMBERS COULD HIT 100,000 Health minister Edward Argar said it is “possible” that daily coronavirus case numbers could hit the 100,000 mark but stressed that vaccines are helping to protect people from serious illness and hospital admission. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “You’ve seen the Secretary of State and others talk…

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Covid news UK latest – Sajid Javid says lockdown rules must STAY in place until July 19 as he urges Brits to be patient

DAILY REPORTED CASES OF COVID AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE LATE JANUARY, FIGURES SHOW The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported each day in the UK has risen to the highest level since late January, new figures show. A total of 22,868 cases were reported by the Government on Monday, the highest daily rise since January 30 when there were…

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Covid vaccine news – BORIS drops hint that JUNE 21 might be pushed back as UK Coronavirus hospital cases rise over 1,000

AFRICA FACING A SEVERE SHORTAGE OF COVID VACCINES The World Health Organization says the continent of 1.3 billion people is facing a severe shortage of vaccine at the same time a new wave of infections is rising across Africa. Vaccine shipments into Africa have ground to a “near halt,” WHO said last week. “It is extremely concerning and at times…

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