UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual COVID-19 news conference at 10 Downing Street in London on March 8, 2021. (Hannah McKay – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Emergency CCP virus powers allowing the UK government to shut down swathes of England’s economy are set to be repealed, the government said on Sunday.
It comes as the controversial plan to introduce domestic vaccine passports in England was dropped on the same day .
In a statement published on Sunday, the government said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to repeal some of the emergency powers in England from the Coronavirus Act 2020 next week.
The powers that are “no longer necessary” include powers to close down sectors of the economy, apply restrictions on events and gatherings, disrupt education and childcare, extend time limits for urgent warrants, or detain infectious people.Some of the powers are expected to remain, including the powers to give sick […]
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