British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said regularly testing people who don’t have symptoms would help "stop outbreaks in their tracks, so we can get back to seeing the people we love and doing the things we enjoy.”
British government on Friday decided to take Pakistan and some other countries off its "red list" for international travel after almost five months, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.
Boris Johnson on Wednesday rejected opposition calls to resign for attending lockdown parties but accepted that a rule that ministers should lose their jobs if they had knowlingly misled parliament applied to him.
Kuwait embassy also called on citizens to stick with Kuwaiti foreign ministry's recommendations to postpone coming to the UK due to mounting Omicron cases.
The latest data takes the total number of infections during the pandemic to nearly 11.1 million, while the UK also registered a further 146 deaths from the virus, taking the death toll to almost 147,000.
Under the support announced on Tuesday, hospitality and leisure firms in England will be eligible for grants of up to £6,000 for each of their premises, accounting for almost £700 million of the new package.
The British prime minister has faced a barrage of criticism and calls to quit over claims of an illegal Downing Street party on Dec.18, 2020. He has repeatedly said he was assured the gathering complied with social distancing restrictions in place at the time and has ordered an internal investigation.
Polio virus has been detected in sewage samples in the British capital, the first sign since the 1980s that the virus could be spreading in the country, but no cases have been found, authorities said.
Advocating lockdowns might not seem the most appropriate way to enjoy a sunny bank holiday, but I fear it’s necessary. Thanks to some unwise remarks by those two second-raters vying to lead our poor knackered nation, the COVID denialists have been emboldened.
The punishment for holding social events during the COVID-19 lockdown period is a financial penalty. However, an attempt to erase evidence by deleting messages and pictorial proof is a more serious crime, a sentence for which could even be prison.