It has been announced that Boris Johnson is to hold a press conference at 5pm today in regards to the latest update about the Covid-19 pandemic.
He will be joined by England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty and the Medical Director for Primary Care for NHS England Dr Nikki Kanani (Wednesday, December 15).
The conference comes as concerns are mounting over the number of Omicron cases in the UK.
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Reportedly the Prime Minister will not be announcing any further restrictions and will instead be updating the nation on the vaccination programme.
The conference will be held from Downing Street and was announced on Twitter this afternoon.
The Mirror reports that Cabinet minister Michael Gove will chair a four nations Cobra meeting at the same time to discuss the Covid situation.
Downing Street confirmed the meeting with the devolved administrations and the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said they would discuss “the ongoing UK-wide response to the Omicron variant”.
He said: “We’ve had success throughout in sharing information and approaches and we’ll continue to do that.”
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It comes as vaccine passports were passed through Parliament last night, they are now in effect from major events and some late-night venues.
Boris Johnson also faced tough questions in the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament with strong opposition from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
Other MPs called his resignation following the emergence of reported parties happening in No.10 last year while the UK was under tough Covid restrictions.
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