MANDATORY face masks in shops and public transport will return from Tuesday in a bid to fight the new Covid variant, Sajid Javid has revealed.
The Health Secretary confirmed the move this morning after the first two cases of the Omicron strain were reported in the UK.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson told the nation that he is “absolutely confident this Christmas will be better than last” amid fears over the Omicron Covid variant.
The Prime Minister has promised that despite the growing concerns, Christmas “will be considerably better than last year.”
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