OPINION - Talking point: what response would you like to see to stop the spread of the omicron variant?

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The Cabinet was expected to convene from 2pm to discuss three possible options for restrictions (AFP via Getty Images)
The Cabinet was expected to convene from 2pm to discuss three possible options for restrictions (AFP via Getty Images)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called a Cabinet meeting today as leading scientists called on ministers to impose a lockdown before Christmas.

The Cabinet was expected to convene from 2pm to discuss three possible options for restrictions as Omicron cases soar across the UK.

Options include a modest set of restrictions, in which the PM urges families to limit indoor contacts. However, this would not be legally enforced, according to the Telegraph.

A second option which would legally restrict household mixing, see the return of social distancing and an 8pm curfew for pubs and restaurants and a third option which involved the potentially dreaded return to a full national lockdown.

What measures do you think should be imposed? Do some of the above options being discussed sound about right? Let us know your thoughts in the comments for the chance to be featured on the ES website tomorrow.

Friday’s Talking Point: What do you think of Sadiq Khan’s plan for the TfL budget?

Tiredoflondon said: “I think it’s grubby politics as clearly barely scratches the surface of the financial black hole and does nothing to sort structural problems.

Apart from that i think SK is great 👍”

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