Javid, Sajid (1969- )

U.K. Weighing Lockdown Amid an Omicron Wave and Political Turmoil

LONDON — With coronavirus cases in Britain exploding, driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the government is leaving open the possibility of soon imposing another round of restrictions, the country’s health secretary said on Sunday. Scientific advisers have warned lawmakers that more action is needed, because the surge is threatening to overwhelm the country’s […]

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Amid Variant Fears, U.K. Discovers Limits to Its Virus Strategy

LONDON — At almost every step of the pandemic, Britain has been a coronavirus renegade. It locked down later than its European neighbors in March 2020, rolled out vaccines faster than almost any major country earlier this year, and threw off virtually all restrictions last summer in an audacious bid to return life to normal. […]

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