Boris Johnson omicron announcement – Christmas pub visits at risk & New Years may be CANCELLED over mutant covid strain

NEW Year’s Eve parties are in “grave doubt” as killjoy Whitehall officials are drawing up further plans to tackle the Omicron variant.

There are growing fears of further restrictions being slapped on Brits after Christmas as the infection rate is expected to peak in January.

The Sun has learnt Whitehall officials have drawn up plans to restrict numbers in pubs and restaurants and even close them down in the coming weeks.

A government source told The Sun: “You will be able to see your family at Christmas, but at this rate you might not be able to do it in a pub.

“As for New Year’s Eve, that is a different story.”

But MPs privately warn they will torpedo any attempts to bring in former restrictions like the Rule of Six or a ban on household mixing.

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