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Will lift Covid-19 curbs as Omicron is past its peak: Boris Johnson

This means people in England will no longer be told to work from home where possible

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Press Trust of India London
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that all the additional restrictions brought in to contain the spread of the Omicron, or Plan B measures, will be allowed to lapse from next Thursday as analysis shows that the new variant of Covid-19 has now most likely peaked in the country.

This means people in England will no longer be told to work from home where possible and mandatory Covid-19 vaccine certification required for large venues will also come to an end.

The government will also no longer mandate the wearing of face masks anywhere, relying on the “judgment” of the public instead, while compulsory face masks in school classrooms will be scrapped sooner from this week itself.

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Pressure on the prime minister grew as one Conservative lawmaker defected to the opposition Labour Party and a former member of Johnson's Cabinet told him: “In the name of God, go!” The demand from ex-Brexit minister David Davis came during a combative Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons, where Johnson defended his government's record running the economy, fighting crime and combating the coronavirus pandemic.

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First Published: Jan 19 2022 | 7:33 PM IST

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