Health Secretary Sajid Javid today confirmed no coronavirus restrictions would be rolled out across England despite the rampant spread of the Omicron variant across the country – and now Brits have slammed Boris Johnson for treating them as ‘expendable’
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The Tories have been accused of ‘letting the bodies pile high’ by refusing to bring in new Covid rules despite soaring infections.
No new Covid restrictions will be introduced in England before the New Year, the Health Secretary today confirmed – much to the dismay of many in England.
Although lockdown measures have been the bane of existence for many – Brits took to social media to criticise the PM for his decision not to introduce any restrictions given daily infections of around 100,000.
RichardJMurphy tweeted: “So, no new Covid restrictions in England. At long last, they have what they always wanted.
“The virus is running riot. The bodies will pile high. The NHS will fail.
“And then they will seek to privatise the health service. The far-right dream of crashing society is in progress.”
McKennaSusie tweeted: “Highest hospitalisations since March – highest infection since the pandemic began but @BorisJohnson wants to save his job — so he’s not bringing in restrictions in England to appease the ERG fascists – Face with symbols over mouth shame on him #JohnsonLiedPeopleDied #JohnsonOutToday”.
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Many people accused Mr Johnson of cowardice and said he was running scared in the wake of the recent scandals which have severely impacted his popularity and support.
OldeNaturalist added: “Remember: Johnson cares only for his own political life.
“If there are no restrictions imposed, it’s because he is scared of the repercussions of his own right-wing.
“He cares not for you or I. We are expendable.”
@BraintreeChatz tweeted: ” Boris Johnson likes to be liked and is running scared of upsetting people. He has made a decision that no restrictions until New Year despite saying data is reviewed hour by hour. He really is tempting fate here AND HE is playing party politics with public health #Omicron #BorisAnother”.
And lenathehyena wrote: “Javid and Johnson playing Russian roulette with England’s NHS and people’s lives. #covidrules”.
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Others admitted to finding it “terrifying” that Mr Johnson was not taking more aggressive action.
ClaireCozler tweeted: “I think they will find it terrifying there are no new protections/ mitigations, whilst Omicron doubles fast & the NHS risks buckling under pressure.
“As for sending my child to school with no vaccinations/no mitigations/no ventilation…no thanks. We need an opposition, now.”
TideyJoanna wrote: “Restrictions NEEDED NOW!! What’s more important people’s health or economic health?”
Veritasvoslib17 added: “This is going to end badly Javid. The NHS will not be able to cope with millions of adverse reactions caused by unlicensed experimental gene-based injections.
“And possibly hundreds of thousands of deaths, also linked to the jabbed. It will destroy the Tory party completely”.
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In the announcement Sajid Javid today said ministers had examined the data on a “daily basis” and this had not changed over the Christmas break.
He said: “There will be no further measures before the New Year. We won’t be taking any further measures.”
The Health Minister urged people to “remain cautious” ahead of New Year’s celebrations and suggested people take lateral flow tests, celebrate New Year’s Eve celebrations outdoors where possible or in well-ventilated indoor spaces.
The shocking news has prompted fiery condemnations from many Brits across the country, especially as the announcement came as England confirmed its highest-ever daily Covid-19 case numbers on Christmas Day.
December 25 saw 113,628 new confirmed cases of the virus, according to NHS England – which is an uplift of more than 6,000 from the previous record of 107,055 recorded on December 23.
The Prime Minister took to social media in the wake of Mr Javid’s announcement to urge caution to people in England, despite there being no new coronavirus restrictions.
Mr Johnson tweeted: “We will continue to monitor the data carefully, but there will be no new restrictions introduced in England before the New Year.
“However, I would urge everyone to continue to act cautiously given the rising number of Omicron cases.
“Most importantly I urge everyone to get their first, second or booster jab without delay to protect yourselves and your loved ones.”