UK can 'ride out' Omicron wave, Johnson says

FILE PHOTO: Britain's PM Johnson visits a vaccination centre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain could endure the omicron wave of the coronavirus without re-entering lockdown, but he added that the coming weeks would be challenging.

"We have a chance to ride out this Omicron wave without shutting down our country," Johnson said at a news conference.

"But the weeks ahead are going to be challenging, both here in the UK and across the world."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and William James, Writing by Andy Bruce, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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