Britain faces disruptions in food supply, transport network and industry as Covid-19’s third wave intensifies, hours before Boris Johnson is set to lift most pandemic restrictions.
One of Britain’s biggest retailers warned of “major disruptions” that could leave holes in the shelves, while parts of the London Underground closed yesterday due to the number of employees being instructed to isolate themselves.
Johnson and several other senior cabinet ministers were warned they might have to isolate themselves after Sajid Javid, the health secretary who has fought for the economic arguments to open up, revealed he had proved positive on a lateral flow -test. Javid, 51, who has been double-chipped, said his symptoms were mild.
It is known that the Prime Minister has had a “long” meeting with Javid timers