LIVE: Boris Johnson holds press conference as Omicron covid-19 variant detected in UK.

BORIS Johnson will address the nation in a press conference at 5pm this evening after two cases of a mutant Covid strain were recorded in Britain.

The PM will speak alongside Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty tonight - as fears of another Christmas lockdown loom.

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