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LIVE: latest on potential restrictions over Christmas due to Omicron

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LIVE: latest on potential restrictions over Christmas due to Omicron

By Sarah Cartlidge

Last updated:

  • ➡️ Ministers have reportedly pushed back against calls from scientific advisers for new measures to tackle the Omicron variant before Christmas
  • ➡️ Confirmed cases of the faster-spreading strain have risen by more than 12,000 in the UK
  • ➡️ Around one third of the Cabinet are said to be reluctant to support new restrictions in the coming days
  • ➡️ A new photo has emerged of Boris Johnson, his wife and staff in the garden of No 10 during the first national lockdown