Covid restrictions unlikely before Christmas but PM watching data ‘hour by hour’
Boris Johnson caught between scientific advisers and his sceptical cabinet over action on Omicron
New Covid restrictions are unlikely to be imposed before Christmas amid deep cabinet divisions but Boris Johnson warned further measures remain on the table, with data on the threat of Omicron monitored “hour by hour”.
The prime minister was accused of failing to follow scientists’ advice on the need for immediate restrictions while leaving millions of people and businesses in limbo after a two-hour cabinet meeting ended with no decision on Monday.
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