UK PM urges people to take a Covid test before NYE parties

UK PM Boris Johnson

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# 31 December 2021 18:19 (UTC +04:00)

It’s New Year’s Eve and many people across England are preparing to celebrate at home or in pubs, bars and restaurants, APA reports citing BBC.

Prime minister Boris Johnson is urging people who go out later to take a Covid test first and "remember the importance of ventilation".

Speaking in a message that will be posted on social media later, Boris Johnson says it is thanks to the "huge national effort" on Covid vaccinations that we can celebrate tonight at all.

Meanwhile in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland tighter rules are now in place for venues and there are restrictions on the number of people who can gather.