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England Removes Most COVID-19 Rules And Plans To End Quarantine For Positive Cases In March 

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England will next week remove all restrictions it had introduced to combat the Omicron variant, including vaccine certificates, compulsory mask-wearing in public places and guidance to work from home.

It also intends to remove the obligation for all people who test positive for COVID-19 to enter a quarantine period on 24th March, although UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the date could even be brought forward if the data permits.

Johnson announced the lifting of England’s ‘Plan B’ measures in Parliament today, stating that scientists believe the Omicron wave has peaked naturally, with new cases falling and hospital admissions stabilising. 

He said the government would set out a long-term strategy for living with the virus but urged people to “remain cautious” during the remaining winter weeks as the pandemic was “not over” and the NHS was still facing “significant pressure”.

Opposition Leader Keir Starmer said the Labour Party would support the easing of restrictions so long as they are backed by scientific evidence, arguing that his party “doesn’t want to see restrictions in place any longer than necessary”. 

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