FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid gives a statement on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update during a session in Parliament, in London, Britain July 12, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s COVID-19 infection numbers could rise to 100,000 a day, but the government will not implement its so-called “plan B” contingency measures at this time, health minister Sajid Javid said on Wednesday.

“We’re looking closely at the data, and we won’t be implementing our plan B of contingency measures at this point, but will be staying vigilant, preparing for all eventualities,” he told a news conference.

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