The Health Secretary defended the decision to resurrect Covid restrictions, saying the 'responsible steps' were 'proportionate to the threat that we face' from the new Omicron strain.
The health secretary says Covid vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given.
The Health Secretary said that the country is 'not at that point' of needing restrictions to be re-imposed.
The heath secretary says people should however be "a bit cautious".
The health secretary says the UK 'won't ever look at' mandatory vaccinations for the general public, after Austria announced it would become the first country in Europe to make coronavirus jabs compulsory. This comes as several countries, including Belgium, Germany and Norway, revealed last week they were preparing to beef up measures to tackle low uptake of Covid-19 vaccinesScientists urge caution over proposals to impose vaccine passports in UK Continue reading
Sajid Javid has announced changes to the UK's coronavirus vaccine booster programme, including advising that all adults in the country should be offered third doses from just three months after their second vaccinations. Speaking in the Commons, the health secretary outlined this and other changes aimed at speeding up booster vaccinations as the government scrambles to limit the spread of the new Omicron variantUK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three months Continue...
Boris Johnson’s press conference leaves travellers in the dark on when new rules come into effect
Health Secretary says the country is “nowhere near” adopting tougher lockdown restrictions
The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced the UK will temporarily ban flights from several African countries, after the discovery of the B.1.1.529 Covid variant in the region against which vaccines might be less effective.
Booking system will open from Monday, according to the Department of Health and Social Care
Some Republicans opposed to Biden's vaccine rules wanted Congress to take a hard stand against the mandated shots for workers at larger businesses.
A cadre of GOP House and Senate lawmakers say they are planning to force a government shutdown later this week over President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Republicans Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah are pitching lawmakers within their respective chambers to block the short-term funding