Here we go again, United Kingdom edition. . .

Multiple media accounts are reporting that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reimplement Covid restrictions including a recommendation to work from home and the use of some sort of vaccine passport:

According to the reporting, Johnson wants to be “ahead of the curve”:

MInisters are expected to sign off on Johnson’s “Plan B” later this morning:

Downing Street has not denied the reports but adds, “no decisions have been made”:

According to this report, Johnson “decided to do it last night,” however:

Cases in the UK are high, but deaths have not followed this wave. From the New York Times (cases on the left, deaths on the right):

And these potential new restrictions come at a time when the Johnson administration is under fire for disobeying their own restrictions last Christmas: