Live: Boris Johnson answers PMQs amid rising covid cases

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Published on 20 Oct 2021, 12:57
Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Sajid Javid and the government’s scientific advisers are awaiting Wednesday's coronavirus numbers with increasing concern as the U.K.’s cases, hospitalizations and deaths all now appear to be rising — while Britain’s vaccine booster campaign faces fierce criticism.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance have reportedly warned govt about the numbers in recent days and that internal discussions have once again turned to the possibility of reimposing some of the milder measures this winter.

Inside Downing Street, the mood remains very much against the return of any draconian restrictions.
The Health Secretary tried to convince voters the Government's £12billion-a-year tax raid was smart book-keeping after months of Covid spending.

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