"Tidal Wave" Of Omicron Is Coming, Warns UK PM, Sets Booster Target

"Tidal Wave" Of Omicron Is Coming, Warns UK PM, Sets Booster Target

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December 13, 2021

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday warned of a looming "tidal wave" of Omicron, and brought forward a target to give over-18s a booster jab by one month to the end of December. "No-one should be in any doubt: there is a tidal wave of Omicron coming," he said in a televised address, after the country's medical advisers raised the Covid Alert Level due to a "rapid increase" in infection from the variant.

New Delhi, 13 December 2021

As per news report of NDTV, Johnson, under pressure because of claims he and staff flouted Covid restrictions last Christmas, called the spread of the mutation "an emergency", as Omicron was doubling every two to three days. "We know from bitter experience how these exponential curves develop," he added. The increase in the five-stage Covid Alert Level from three to four comes after a further 1,239 confirmed cases of the variant were recorded on Sunday. That brings the total number of UK cases of Omicron to 3,137 -- a 65 percent increase from Saturday's total of 1,898. Britain began easing coronavirus restrictions in June and the alert level was at stage three, which means the epidemic is in general circulation.

Source - NDTV


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