Boris Johnson to scrap draconian lockdown laws in Covid Winter plan

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There are no new plans for a lockdown in the months to come (PA)
There are no new plans for a lockdown in the months to come (PA)

Boris Johnson is set to repeal emergency lockdown laws when he unveils his Covid Winter plan.

The Prime Minister is set to publish a Covid battle plan to deal with a “difficult time” with the virus this winter as the colder months set in.

There are no new plans for a lockdown in the months to come as the UK continues to fight Covid infections.

Mr Johnson will tell Britain vaccines are our best defence in the war against coronavirus.

Vaccination rollout remains an incredible success in the UK with 92,290,799 jabs administered across the country to date by Saturday.

Of the total amount, 48,395,359 were first jabs and 43,895,440 were second doses.

Under the latest guidelines, Mr Johnson is expected to scrap emergency powers allowing police to detain infectious people and close businesses.

Schools and colleges won’t be shutdown temporarily in the new plan designed to combat Covid this winter.

Mr Johnson said: “These extraordinary times required necessary but intrusive measures.

“But I’m determined to get rid of any powers we no longer need.”

There will be a cautious approach to winter with the Covid Winter plan.

More than 8,000 Covid patients in hospital in the UK, despite the vaccination programme.

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