British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined new coronavirus measures at a press convention on Wednesday.
The bulletins come amid fears over new COVID-19 variant Omicron, whose doubling time within the UK is estimated “between 2 and three days,” mentioned Johnson.
Johnson mentioned England would “transfer to plan B” and reintroduce steering to make money working from home from Monday in addition to a requirement to put on facemasks, together with indoors.
The UK can even introduce vaccine passports in some locations, mentioned Johnson.
For COVID-19 contact circumstances, each day checks will likely be imposed as an alternative of isolation, the British chief mentioned.
The brand new measures will come into power in every week time, he added.
They arrive as the federal government faces sharp criticism after a leaked video confirmed senior members of Johnson’s workers joking about holding a lockdown-breaching Christmas celebration.
The video has poured gas on allegations that authorities officers flouted coronavirus guidelines they imposed on everybody else.
A number of questions on the press convention targeted on the allegations. “We have adopted the principles all through, on Dec 18 as effectively,” Johnson insisted.
He has ordered an inquiry into the allegations earlier on Wednesday.