5 Jan 2022

Covid: Cases rising at fastest rate ever in UK

Political Editor

The number of Covid cases may be rising at their fastest rate ever, but the government has resolved to stick to its current Covid restrictions in England.

Boris Johnson said that although hospital admissions are going up quickly, another lockdown could impose a devastating toll on people’s mental health.

The current restrictions will continue for at least the next three weeks.

Labour accused the government of being asleep at the wheel.