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- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2019
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was starting a so-called Plan B for England, including guidance for people to work from home, to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
"While the picture may get better, and I sincerely hope that it will, we know that the remorseless logic of exponential growth could lead to a big rise in hospitalizations and therefore, sadly, in deaths, and that's why it's now the proportionate and the responsible thing to move to Plan B in England," Johnson told a news conference.
(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Writing by William Schomberg; editin by William James)