UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised for a video that showed his staff joking about a Christmas party last December, saying he is “sickened” by it.
But speaking to MPs, he said he has been “repeatedly assured” that there was no party and that no Covid rules were broken.
Boris Johnson said an inquiry will take place and any rule-breakers will be punished.
Media reports confirmed that dozens of people attended the party at Downing Street during lockdown.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet will this afternoon discuss a potential move to “plan B” measures in England, including working from home.
Britain faces the prospect of thousands of annual Covid deaths for years to come, scientists have warned.
Scientists said that the UK might learn to live with thousands of Covid-related deaths for years to come.
The Covid-19 vaccines don’t seem to be a long term solution for the health crisis as new variants emerge. People will have to live with it.
Seasonal waves of the virus will sweep the country every winter. It will join other seasonal viruses, including influenza. However, it will kill those with underlying conditions with the provided vaccines.
The numbers of Covid cases seem to establish through this summer, but it will rise again. A fourth wave is to occur this autumn. This is expected to occur yearly for a while.