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U.K. Parliament Passes Covid Restrictions Amid Omicron Surge

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U.K. Parliament Passes Covid Restrictions Amid Omicron Surge

Several of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s key measures to quell the outbreak, including an expansion of compulsory use of face masks and the requirement of vaccine passport to enter some events, passed in the Parliament.

“Although we’ve seen plans for universal mandatory vaccination in some countries in Europe, I will never support them in this country.” “Yea.” “I firmly believe that getting vaccinated is something that should be a positive decision, and I can assure the House that the government has no intention of extending the condition of deployment to any other work forces or introducing mandatory vaccination more widely. Now that there is community transmission of Omicron in the U.K. and Omicron has spread so widely across the world. The travel red list is now less effective in slowing the incursion of Omicron from abroad, so I can announce today that whilst we’ll maintain our temporary testing measures for international travel, we will be removing all 11 countries from the travel red list effective from 4 a.m. tomorrow morning. I do believe the responsible decision to take because of all this is to move to Plan B in England, drawing on the measures that we’ve held in contingency to give more time to get those boosters into arms. These are not steps that we would take lightly. I firmly believe in individual liberty and that the curbs should be placed on our freedoms only in the most gravest of circumstances. And not only that, I am of course mindful of the cost that restrictions can bring to the nation’s health, to our education, to the economy.”

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