BORIS Johnson is addressing the nation now in the wake of growing fears about the Frankenstein Omicron covid variant.
The PM is currently holding a Downing St press conference to update the public and present Britain’s battle plan against the Omicron variant.
He is also setting out how the booster jabs programme will be ramped up in an effort to prevent more restrictions over Christmas.
He is expected to set a target of delivering 3.5 million top up shots a week – a million more than the current capacity.
And he will also defend the return of restrictions like mask wearing and isolation, vowing to review them in three weeks’ time.
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