Boris Johnson led the Downing Street press conference.
In his address to the public, the PM explained the extra measures taken to contain the spread of the new variant of Omicron.
As reported by The MirrorBoris Johnson led the Downing Street press conference. Today, November 30, the prime minister discussed changing travel arrangements, face masks, and booster vaccines’ rollout.
In the press conference, the Prime Minister discussed some topics.
A Brief Update On The Omicron Cases
Mr Johnson will probably update the current number of cases of the Omicron variant in the UK.
As reported in Sky News, Scotland has reported three more cases, which have taken the UK total to 14.
UK Prime Minister announces that all international visitors arriving in England must take a day 2 PCR test and isolate themselves until negative results.
Explain The Need For New COVID Measures
Today, a Downing Street press statement declared that the measures are “precautionary and temporary” for three weeks until the action is reviewed.
Face coverings are compulsory in England in shops and settings such as banks, post offices, hairdressers, and public transport. Visitors returning to the United Kingdom should take a PCR test and remain isolated for the negative results.
No matter their age or vaccination status, all contacts of suspected Omicron cases need self-isolation.
Plans For NHS Booster Jab Rollout
In Saturday’s press conference, Mr Johnson said that although there is not much information on the effectiveness of vaccines on the Omicron variant, it would still at least offer some measure of protection.
He has discussed the further rollout of the booster jab for those who have already had two vaccinations.
Currently, the Committee on Vaccination and Immunization recommends that adults between the ages of 18 and 39 receive a booster dose of Covid-19, from youngest to oldest, to boost their immunity.
A booster vaccine is already available to those over 40 years of age.
The Committee on Vaccination and Immunization suggested we give no sooner booster doses after the second dose of an initial vaccine – cutting three months off the current six-month wait time.
A second dose should be given to young people between 12 and 15; that must be the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine no sooner than three months after their first dose.
A Christmas Update
Since lockdown was in place over Christmas, many people missed spending time with family. So the people are expecting that there must be relaxation this time to avoid a lockdown this Christmas.