The Health Security Agency reported 64 more cases of Omicron in England, 23 in Scotland and three more in Wales, bringing the total to 336.
The United Kingdom reported 90 new cases of the Omicron variant of covid-19 on Monday in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 336.
The Health Security Agency reported 64 more cases of Omicron in England, 23 in Scotland and three more in Wales.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this morning that no further restrictions were currently needed to deal with Ómicron, although he declined to rule out imposing such measures before Christmas.
Johnson denied allegations that the government has been slow to react to the emergence of the new variant of covid-19.
The UK was the first country in the world to take decisive action to confront Ómicron, imposing tough border restrictions, ”Johnson defended.
The British premier clarified that his government is still waiting for more information on the danger of Ómicron.
However, experts warned that the official infection count for the new variant could be much higher, as social interactions accelerate in the run-up to Christmas.
Omicron “is spreading quite a bit faster than the Delta variant” and there are likely to be over a thousand cases across the UK at the moment, according to estimates by some experts.
Scientists are still waiting for data describing how dangerous the new variant is, however, early signs indicate that Omicron is much more transmissible than previous covid-19 strains.