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Boris Johnson announces end to all Covid restrictions in London starting from Thursday

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Mehr Ali Altaf
Mehr Ali Altaf
Mehr Ali is a young bilingual journalist from Afghanistan working for the English language version of Khaama Press online. His main responsibility include researching and writing news reports for the sports, tech and entertainment sections.

Boris Johnson has announced that all Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted on Thursday 24 February as a part of his ‘Living with Covid’ plan.

This means that those who receive a positive Covid-19 test will still be advised to stay at home for at least five days, but will not be obliged to under law under the plans subject to parliamentary approval.

During a statement made in the House of Commons today (21 February), the PM said that things are now a ‘personal responsibility.

Addressing the house, he explained: “Together with the treatments and scientific understanding of the virus that we’ve built up we now have sufficient levels of immunity to complete the transition from protecting people with government interventions to relying on vaccines and treatments as our first line of defense.”

He went on to add: “From this Thursday we will end the legal requirement to self isolate following a positive test.”

Mr. Johnson also outlined that changes to statutory sick pay and employment support allowance designed to help people through the coronavirus pandemic will end on March 24.

Prior to the announcement of the new plan, the PM said: “Covid will not suddenly disappear, and we need to learn to live with this virus and continue to protect ourselves without restricting our freedoms. 

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