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Covid passports could be scrapped in UK this month

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Covid passports could be scrapped in the UK this month.

There are reports that COVID passports could be scrapped this month in the UK. The UK government is considering dropping the measure as the tide of mild Omicron cases begins to ease. Health Secretary Sajid Javid has apparently told MPs he shares their “instinctive unease” with politics.

In fact, Sajid Javid wants to “effectively kill politics” when Plan B measures are considered on January 26. Covid passports were introduced as part of measures to tackle the start of the Omicron wave.

However, according to The temperature, the only rule likely to last beyond the current measures of Plan B is the wearing of the mask indoors while the wave is weakening.

Covid passports were required for Britons to enter major events and nightclubs in England under Plan B measures bBut Sajid Javid is now on the verge of abandoning them.

A source from Whitehall told The Times: “There was always a very high threshold for policy and it seems increasingly likely that in a few weeks that threshold will not be reached.

“The way business is going, it will be difficult to justify the renewal. “

Today’s (January 14) comes after the announcement that “the hospitalization rate is starting to slow,” according to Heath Secretary Sajid Javid.

He told the Commons this week: ‘Due to the lag between infections and hospitalizations, the NHS will remain under significant pressure over the next few weeks.

“It is encouraging, however, that during this wave we have not seen an increase in the number of Covid-19 intensive care patients, and there are already early signs that the hospitalization rate is starting. to slow down.

“We know Omicron is less harsh. But no one should be kidding themselves – it’s serious for anyone who ends up in the hospital, and it’s much more likely if you haven’t gotten the vaccine.


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Gérard Truchon

An experienced journalist in internal and global political affairs, she tackles political issues from all sides

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