UK in better position in battling COVID-19 even as cases soar: PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain is in an “incomparably better” position than a year ago in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the country’s daily infections repeatedly rising to new highs these days fueled by the Omicron variable, according to For Trend reports citing Xinhua.

“Whatever challenges fate still throws our way and whatever concerns we may have about the coming weeks and months, particularly around Omicron and the increasing numbers in hospitals…we can say one thing for sure – our position is this,” Johnson said in his letter on the occasion The New Year Posted on Social Media December 31 is incomparably better than last year.

The Prime Minister praised the success of his government’s COVID-19 vaccine program and the “heroic” public response to the booster campaign, claiming that the goal of delivering a third dose to every eligible adult in the country had been achieved.

About 90 per cent of people aged 12 and over in Britain received their first dose of the vaccine and more than 82 per cent received both doses, according to the latest figures. More than 58 percent have received booster punches, or the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

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