Johnson urges Britons in Christmas message to get Covid vaccine

Johnson urges Britons in Christmas message to get Covid vaccine

In his Christmas Eve message, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britons to take the Covid vaccine, as a “wonderful” gift for the country as infections rise.

With time running out for gifts, Johnson said, “there is still one wonderful thing you can do for your family and the whole country (…) and that is to have that dose, whether it’s the first or second or booster.”

The Prime Minister had opposed the imposition of stricter restrictions in the country during the Christmas celebrations, despite the record rise in the number of infections due to the mutant Omicron. Johnson has instead focused on a campaign to give all adults a booster dose of the Covid vaccine by the end of the year. And he admitted that, “Two years after this pandemic, I cannot say that we have passed it,” as the United Kingdom set a new record Thursday, with about 120 thousand injuries within 24 hours.

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Last year, Johnson obliged Britons, as of December 19, to stay at home due to the curfew, forcing millions to change their plans for Christmas. But this year he chose not to tighten the restrictions, saying in his message, “For millions of families across the country, I hope and believe that this year’s Christmas is much better than the previous one.”

He warned that revelers should take tests for the Corona virus before meeting their relatives, especially the vulnerable groups of them, noting that the piles of gift paper rolls are larger this year in homes due to vaccinations that allowed more family members to gather. He also said that getting vaccinated is consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ who said, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

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