Boris Johnson announcement: PM to unveil new Covid plan in Commons as Omicron surges


The Prime Minister is set to outline his plan to MPs in the House of Commons later on Parliament’s first day back since the Christmas holidays.

Changes to Covid testing rules and daily lateral flows for key workers are set to be among measures confirmed.

Public services and businesses are grappling with widespread staff shortages due to the number of people in isolation after testing positive for the virus.

Daily infections are continuing to surge with 218,724 cases registered yesterday.

More than a million workers are currently in compulsory quarantine after catching coronavirus.

More to follow…


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