Boris Johnson announcement – New Year lockdown decision DELAYED as PM is begged to hold off after bombshell Omicron data

THE decision to implement new Covid restrictions that ruin New Year’s Eve has been delayed until after Christmas.

After announcing that surging Omicron cases won’t force new measures to be introduced before Christmas, Boris Johnson’s attention turned to whether tough rules still needed to be implement before the end of the year.

Although New Year’s appeared doomed earlier this week, new bombshell data yesterday revealed that Omicron is up to 70% less likely to put people in hospital as its symptoms are considerably milder than the Delta variant.

However the fact it spreads far more quickly means hospitalisations are surging, with the Prime Minister confirming he wants to wait longer to gather more data about whether the NHS could be overwhelmed before making a final decision.

Thousands of Brits have already signed up to The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign in bid to slow the spread of Omicron this winter.

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