According to the newspaper, cited by TASS, the politician, taking into account the latest data on the spread of the new "omicron" strain of the coronavirus, considered the new restrictions unnecessary. 

At the same time, the head of the British Ministry of Health, Sajid Javid, did not rule out the possibility of introducing antiquarian measures in 2022.

On December 26, it was reported that new coronavirus restrictions began to take effect due to the spread of the omicron strain in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

In England, for the time being, less stringent measures will continue to operate.