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Johnson addresses the nation as Covid alert level raised due to Omicron – video

Boris Johnson has announced that the government is launching an emergency booster campaign to avoid a severe rise in hospitalisations and deaths from a ‘tidal wave’ of Omicron. The prime minister said infections of the Covid-19 variant, first identified in South Africa, were doubling every two to three days, and that two doses of vaccine ‘are simply not enough to give the level of protection we all need’.

Speaking in a televised address on Sunday night, Johnson announced the booster programme would be offered to everyone over the age of 18 in the UK, with extra capacity provided by ‘additional vaccine sites and mobile units’ and ’42 military planning teams across every health region’

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