Boris Johnson said that no new Covid restrictions would be implemented in England before Christmas - and some people on Twitter are nervous.
On Tuesday, a video uploaded to Johnson’s Twitter account addressed the Covid response around Christmas.
“What I can say tonight is that, naturally, we can’t rule out any further measures after Christmas - and we’re going to keep a constant eye on the data, and we’ll do whatever it takes to protect public health,” he said.
Johnson added: “We continue to monitor Omicron very closely and if the situation deteriorates we will be ready to take action if needed.”
Johnson has faced a rebellion within his governing Conservative Party over some of the Covid-19 restrictions. The House of Commons approved Covid passes to enter large venues such as nightclubs. The vote was 369 to 126.
But Johnson faced quite the blow after 96 of his Conservative MPs voted against the measure.
According to a Reuters report on Monday, Britain noted that there were 91,743 new Covid-19 cases, which is the second-highest amount since the beginning of the pandemic and as Omicron spreads at a quickened pace.
Once people heard about Johnson’s message on Covid measures for the holiday, some felt nervous that he wasn’t acting now given Covid’s tendency to spread exponentially.