Vaccine Rules Stir Political Resistance for U.K.’s Johnson
LONDON—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced resistance over plans to require vaccinations in certain venues to stem the fast spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, as dozens of lawmakers from his own Conservative Party voted against the measure Tuesday.
Despite the rebellion of around 100 Conservative lawmakers, so-called vaccine passports will come into force Wednesday in England after the opposition Labour Party backed the measure. Voting in favor were 369 lawmakers, with 126 voting against.
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