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Boris says Christmas parties and nativity play should not be cancelled

The Prime Minister said any new measures would need to ‘fit the balance of existing risks’ (Image: Rex)

Boris Johnson urged schools and businesses to conduct festive events despite concerns about the Omicron variant.

The Prime Minister has sought to assuage fears of a return to social distancing as he revealed details of the accelerated deployment of booster vaccine at a Covid press conference on Monday.

Asked if people should cancel Christmas parties and nativity plays, he said: ‘We don’t want people to cancel such events and we think it’s best for them. Children are going to school as I have said many times over the years. epidemic.

His reassurances appear to contradict comments from one of the government’s top health officials, who urges people not to socialize ‘unless you need to’ during the festive period.

Jenny Harries, head of UK Health Security and Test and Trace, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program earlier on Monday that people ‘need to be careful’ with Christmas plans their.

She said: ‘We find that not everyone has gone back to work and I like to think about it in a more general way, which is if we all cut back on our social ties. a bit, actually that helps keep variation at bay.

‘So I think be careful, don’t socialize when we don’t particularly need and specifically go and get those booster kicks, of course, people will now be able to have for a period of time. three months from their main course.’

She said caution was necessary, though The apparent efficacy of the vaccine against Omicron, ‘mild infections in large populations can still have a significant impact on our hospitals’.

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The Prime Minister stressed that a two-way response to travel restrictions and accelerated acceleration is the best way to confront any risks posed by the new variant, of which the UK has just over a dozen schools. case is confirmed.

‘What we’re doing is trying to take a balanced and proportionate approach to the specific risk posed by Omicron, with a particular focus on border measures.

‘We think it’s the right way to go at this point, until we can get more boosters into people’s arms.’

He added that any new measure would need to fit the balance of existing risks, adding that “the best thing for children is going to school”.

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