NEW Year’s Eve celebrations appear to be doomed as a new lockdown looks set to be imposed just days after Christmas.
Yesterday Boris Johnson revealed Covid won’t cancel Christmas but warned that a fresh wave of restrictions could follow shortly afterwards.
Among these would see pubs forced to serve customers outside and cap the number of people mixing indoors as soon as next Tuesday – moves that would all but destroy New Year’s plans for millions.
The fears come as the first data emerged appearing to confirm the Omicron mutation is milder than Delta, albeit far more transmissible.
While for millions of vaccinated Brits, milder cases mean cold-like symptoms, the huge number of people infected at once could still see hospitals overwhelmed – not least because so many NHS staff are off sick with covid at the moment.
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