No need for tougher Covid-19 restrictions in England yet, Sajid Javid says
Telegraph, 04 Jan 2022
Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, has said that there is nothing in the data to suggest the government needs to toughen Covid-19 restrictions in England, but that it was still too early to know how hospitals would cope.
Mr Javid said it was an incredibly challenging time for hospitals as the omicron variant of coronavirus surges, including among older people, and around six hospital trusts have declared a critical incident due to a shortage of workers.
"There's nothing in the data at this point that suggests we need to move away from Plan B," he told reporters, adding that it was too early to say yet about hospitalisations. "The infection rate is very, very high."
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