UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to make an announcement on whether or not England will go into a circuit breaker lockdown or not within the next 48 hours, reported The Sun. According to the article and in line with some of the speculation in UK press over the last few days, 27 December is a potential date when the lockdown might begin. The report adds that MPs are going to be briefed on the latest Omicron data on Tuesday evening.    

Market Reaction

GBP does not seem to have reacted to the latest reports. 

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