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Sajid Javid covid announcement – Watch LIVE as Health Sec officially scraps work from home, masks & vaccine passports

Covid isolation could be SCRAPPED altogether by March Boris Johnson told the House of Commons during PMQs from March 24 the legal requirement to isolate for positive people could be shelved. The PM even indicated this could happen sooner, if the data continues to look good. He said: “As we return to Plan A, the House will know that some…

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Boris Johnson PMQs – Watch LIVE now as PM faces another grilling & may be knifed by own his MPs in ‘Pork Pie Plot’

It’s ‘all in your head’ UP to three-quarters of side effects caused by the Covid jab might be “all in the head”, experts say. A landmark new study from scientists at Harvard reveals millions could be suffering with the ‘Nocebo’ effect. In the new study, researchers drew on reports from 44,000 people – half of whom had actually been given…

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Covid news LIVE – Total RELIEF as end of coronavirus pandemic ‘now in sight’ for the UK, WHO declares

Why was Novak Djokovic’s visa cancelled? Novak Djokovic’s visa was cancelled twice by the Australian authorities. The first time, on January 5, the Australian Border Force were not satisfied that the Serb’s prior infection with Covid was an adequate medical exemption to vaccination. However, this decision was quashed on January 10 by Judge Kelly of the Federal Circuit Court for…

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Boris Johnson announcement – Hated covid passes ‘SCRAPPED within two weeks as Omicron surge eases & cases plunge’

What is the 1922 Committee? (Continued…) They are still under the control of the party whips, so their ability to stoke insurrection is partly limited. But it is the Committee that assesses, organises and ballots on leadership challenges — meaning its power, when called upon, can be huge. This happened when chair Sir Graham Brady received enough votes to bring…

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Boris Johnson announcement LIVE: Watch PMQs today as PM faces brutal grilling on Downing Street lockdown parties

Djokovic’s dad calls on the QUEEN to intervene The World Number One’s father, Srdjan Djokovic, slammed Australia as a “fake democracy” and claimed his son was being treated as a “political prisoner”. Officials told him his exemption from strict Covid clamps Down Under was flawed. But a judge overturned the decision on Monday, ordering the player’s immediate release from the quarantine hotel and telling the…

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Omicron latest news: Covid cases drop for fifth day as most common symptoms change & lateral flow tests WILL remain free

Getting vaccinated is the single most important thing you can do this winter This is a comment piece by Dr Zoe Williams OUR NHS is facing extraordinary pressures at the moment. It’s not unusual at this time of year – I can’t remember a single year since I qualified where we haven’t had a very challenging winter. When temperatures plummet…

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Boris Johnson announcement – No covid lockdown needed as UK ‘can ride out’ Omicron as PCR ‘double check’ rule scrapped

Holiday pre-departure tests set to be scrapped Pre-departure Covid tests are expected to be scrapped today, in another boost for British holidaymakers. The Day 2 test will remain in place, although there are discussions to change these from PCR tests to lateral flow swabs, which are much cheaper. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is expected to support the new relaxed measures…

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Boris Johnson announcement: Britain will remain lockdown-free as data is reviewed & PM says Omicron is ‘plainly milder’

‘We can’t jab the whole planet every 6 months’ Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, the chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), says society must soon reopen fully. Sir Andrew told the Telegraph: “The worst is absolutely behind us. We just need to get through the winter.” He said there should never be another lockdown, telling the publication: “At…

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Boris Johnson announcement: Brits remain lockdown free as ‘normal life could return in months’ plus Covid deaths today

Scotland’s top doc warns parties could be banned for MONTHS National Clinical Director Jason Leitch said the current restrictions could be in place until April in a bid to stop the Omicron variant spread. When presented with the idea of hosting a large gathering like a late Hogmanay in April, during a BBC Radio 4 interview, the health expert said it “might…

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Boris Johnson announcement – Covid CHAOS as lateral flow tests still unavailable but New Year revellers told ‘party on’

Terrified kids sob as heartless antivaxxers storm panto Groups of tots gathered to watch Jack and the Beanstalk at the Milton Keynes Theatre looked on in horror as placard-clad activists took over the foyer during the interval. One theatre-goer told The Sun how kids cried while “aggressive” adults shouted at them to “take off their masks”. Footage shows protesters screaming…

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Boris Johnson announcement – New Year is ON as PM rejects lockdown demands despite Omicron surge

The 8 Omicron signs to watch out for Eight signs have been identified as key in knowing if you might have caught the variant. These are: a scratchy throat, runny nose, fatigue, sneezing, lower back pain, headache, night sweats and muscle aches. Professor Tim Spector, who leads the ZOE Covid App Symptom study, said: “Hopefully people now recognise the cold-like…

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Boris Johnson announcement: Plans being made for ‘two-week lockdown’ but PM vows not to shut country down

Don’t get hangovers confused with Omicron symptoms When you wake up groaning and reach for the paracetamol and a glass of water, are you absolutely sure it is just a hangover? “At this time of year, people are enjoying themselves more than usual, and then one too many and you wake up feeling knackered and you assume it’s just because of the…

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Boris Johnson announcement: PM tells Brits ‘carry on’ but Chris Whitty says ‘prioritise’ socialising amid Omicron surge

Map reveals Omicron hotspots as Covid cases surge in 226 areas THESE maps reveal how prevalent Omicron is where you live, and the 226 areas where Covid case rates are increasing. The Omicron variant now makes up 34 per cent of cases across England and is driving a tidal wave of infections, with the highest ever Covid cases reported yesterday. Of the…

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Omicron covid latest – 1,000s of Brits have Christmas RUINED as any positive test from today means isolating on Xmas day

Up to £10k fine for Covid passport counterfeiters People who fake Covid passes could be hit with a £10,000 fine under laws on access to nightclubs and other venues in England coming into force this week. The new criminal offence is contained in laws published on Monday which could also see businesses shut down by councils if they fail to…

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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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