Watch again: Johnson faces Starmer at PMQs amid Omicron concerns

1 December 2021, 11:50 | Updated: 1 December 2021, 12:43

By Sophie Barnett

Boris Johnson faced Sir Keir Starmer at today's Prime Minister's Questions as the booster programme is ramped up amid concerns over the Omicron variant.

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The Prime Minister faced questions from the Labour leader in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

He batted away questions about reports of a 2020 Christmas party at No10, and members of his party not wearing face masks in the Commons.

It comes following the announcement that the booster vaccine programme will be rolled out to all adults, in order to curb the spread of the new variant.

Omicron has caused increased concern since it was first identified in the UK, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying there was an "increased risk of reinfection" due to several mutations of the variant.

So far, 22 cases have been identified - 13 in England and nine in Scotland.

Mr Johnson announced that all adults would be offered their boosters by the end of January, in the ongoing race against the Omicron variant.

He also confirmed that the military would be brought in, helping health staff deliver jabs as part of the effort.

You can watch PMQs again on Global Player and in the article above.

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