UK's Johnson scraps vaccine passport plan

Posted 13 days ago


United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson will scrap a vaccine passport plan and end other pandemic emergency powers, Reuters reported Sunday ahead of his planned speech Tuesday outlining the government's management of COVID-19.

"These extraordinary times required necessary but intrusive measures. But I'm determined to get rid of any powers we no longer need because of our vaccine defenses," Johnson said in a statement.

Health Minister Sajid Javid told various British media that he did not expect the government to move forward with the passport plan or institute additional lockdowns, despite a rise in cases over the past two months.

"Now that we're entering autumn and winter ... the prime minister this week will be setting out our plans to manage COVID over the coming few months, a... (Read more)