UK PM plans to 'ride out' Omicron wave with no more curbs

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he hopes England can "ride out" the current wave of Covid-19 without further restrictions. He, however, acknowledged parts of the NHS would feel temporarily overwhelmed amid a surge of Omicron cases, the BBC reported on Tuesday. 

The Prime Minister said there was a good chance he would not impose fresh measures and would recommend continuing the government's Plan B strategy in England to ministers on Wednesday. He also announced plans for 100,000 critical workers to take daily tests. The testing regime from January 10 will be for key industries including food processing, transport and the border force, in order to reduce the spread of the virus to colleagues.