British PM Johnson faces revolt in parliament over COVID measures

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Reuters

By Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a large rebellion among his Conservative lawmakers on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote over new restrictions to try to curb the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant. The measures, including ordering people to work from home, to wear masks in public places and use COVID-19 passes to enter some venues, are expected to be approved by parliament but with Johnson relying on the opposition Labour Party for votes. It’s yet another blow to a prime minister already under pressure over reported p…

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