GLOOMY calls to impose more Covid restrictions were today swiftly dismissed by a top minister.
Business minister Paul Scully said the Government "doesn't see the need" for fresh measures despite soldiers being deployed to ease the load on hospitals.
He pointed to "encouraging" signs that London was over the peak of the outbreak amid clear evidence that Omicron is far milder than previous strains.
And thanks to the booster rollout helping keep society open he declared: "2022 will be much brighter than 2021."
Ministers are throwing the kitchen sink at the booster programme, which The Sun's Jab's Army campaign is helping to turbo-charge.
Covid infections are still high and yesterday hit 179,000, luckily down on the previous few days.
Some 200 troops have been sent to hospitals to help plug absences of staff off sick or isolating.
Mr Scully said we still need to be "on our guard" but was optimistic no more restrictions were needed.
No need for more Covid restrictions despite soldiers being deployed to hospitals, says minister
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