Boris Johnson to hold press conference at Downing Street TODAY as major changes to Covid rules to be announced

BORIS Johnson will hold a press conference today as the era of national lockdowns and Covid restrictions is finally coming to an end in England.

The prime minister is expected to announce that he is “finally giving the people back their freedom” after “one of the most difficult times in our country’s history.”

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Boris Johnson to address Britons from Downing Street tonight1 credit
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The prime minister is expected to announce that he is “finally giving people back their freedom” as free tests come to an end and mandatory self-isolation is lifted.1 credit

He is ready to release his Covid Life Plan and Thursday will be declared Freedom Day.

According to the scheme, he will lift the rules of self-isolation.

The vaccination program, testing and other new treatments such as antivirals will keep people safe, he said.

Speaking ahead of his statement, Mr Johnson said: “Today will be a moment of pride after one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history as we begin to learn to live with Covid.

“This would not have been possible without the efforts of so many people – the National Health Service, which has introduced a life-saving vaccine with phenomenal speed, our world’s leading scientists and experts, and the general public for their commitment to protecting themselves and their loved ones.

“The pandemic is not over yet, but thanks to the incredible introduction of the vaccine, we are now one step closer to returning to normal and finally returning people to their freedoms while continuing to protect themselves and others.”

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Today’s address to the nation may be the last in connection with the pandemic.

The Prime Minister is expected to tell MPs about his plans for the future after they return today from the February recess in Parliament, and then speak with the British from Downing Street.

Under the scheme, free lateral flow and PCR tests, which cost taxpayers £2bn a week, will end.

This means that two-time testing of children in schools will also be stopped.

The decision not to push for isolation means that millions of students will be able to stay in school if they contract the virus.

Instead, guidance will focus on ventilation and other safety measures to keep children and teachers safe.

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Passenger locator forms for overseas travel are likely to be removed later in the spring.

And the daily Covid dashboard, which has been illustrating the death toll from the virus for two years, could be replaced with weekly surveillance data.

However, the Prime Minister warned that Covid “will not disappear suddenly.”

“We need to learn how to live with this virus and continue to protect ourselves without restricting our freedoms,” he said.

Millions of older and vulnerable people could be offered a six-month booster shot.

Ministers have already secured 114 million doses of vaccine over the next two years.

The good news is that 85 percent of the UK population is now double vaccinated. Another 38 m of booster strikes were carried out.

No10 stated, “Government interference in people’s lives can now finally stop.”

Daily Covid cases are at their lowest level in six months, with 25,696 positive tests and 74 deaths yesterday.

Covid Cases Are Now At Their Lowest Level In Six Months

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Covid cases are now at their lowest level in six months

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