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UK PM urges people to get vaccinated as Christmas gift amid Omicron threat

Britain reported another day of record Covid-19 cases, with new estimates showing swathes of London’s population carrying the virus, underlining the relentless advance of the Omicron variant. Omicron’s rapid spread

Britain reported another day of record Covid-19 cases, with new estimates showing swathes of London’s population carrying the virus, underlining the relentless advance of the Omicron variant.

Omicron’s rapid spread has driven a surge in cases over the last seven days, especially in London.

Around 1 in 20 Londoners likely had Covid-19 on December 16 and early estimates, which could yet be revised.

Also Read: China’s Xi’an city under lockdown after tally reaches 143

Many industries and transport networks are struggling with staff shortages as sick workers self-isolate, while hospitals in Britain have warned of the risk of an impact on patient safety.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has staked considerable political capital on the Christmas of 2021 is considerably better than the previous year, has urged people to get vaccinated against Covid 19 as a gift to their families and the nation, as a surge in cases driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant casts a shadow over the festivities.

Meanwhile, Government data showed 1,22,186 new cases, up from 1,19,789 on Thursday and marking the third day of cases over 1 lakh.

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First Published: 25th December, 2021 14:42 IST

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