Relaxation of COVID Restrictions in UK

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The Facts

  • PM Boris Johnson has set out plans to relax COVID measures, including an end to work-from-home guidance and cessation of the mask mandate.


The Spin

Right narrative

This decision is informed by statistics and observations from the NHS frontline. The dominance of the milder Omicron variant gives the UK the opportunity to start returning to normal.

Left narrative

This announcement is a distraction tactic. Johnson is trying to appeal to rebellious, lockdown-sceptic backbenchers and deflect attention from partygate.


Political split

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