For the third day in a row, the United Kingdom recorded a new daily high of 19 Covid-19 cases this Friday. Within 24 hours, British authorities registered 93,045 new cases. Yesterday 88 376 cases were confirmed and on Wednesday 78 610. The growing trend is as the Omigran variant spreads across the country.
In 24 hours, a further 3201 cases related to the new variant were detected, bringing the total number to 14,909, the latest data from the British Government show.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already revealed that Ómicron is the dominant variant in the country. “The tsunami I warned about a week ago is starting to hit us.
Already Wales President Mark Trackford has told citizens to prepare for “Omigron Storm”. The Prime Minister announced to the nation that night entertainment establishments would be closed after December 26 and that social exclusion would again apply to shops and workplaces.
There is a huge campaign going on in the UK to vaccinate as many people as possible with the booster dose by the end of this year.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said one of the goals was to “avoid some of the most harmful effects of Omigran”. The British head of state is under pressure to announce more restrictions, but Culture Minister Oliver Dow said the government is “reaching the right balance” in the fight against the epidemic.
In total, the country has confirmed more than 11 million diagnoses and 147,048 deaths since the outbreak.
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