The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said this Saturday to be “incredibly concerned” by the absence of personnel in public services such as Health and Police, due to the rapid increase in infections of the variant of the coronavirus omicron.

Speaking to the BBC, Khan encouraged people to get vaccinated with the booster dose and also those who have not yet received the first, to whom he told that “it is never too late” to get immunized.

Ómicron is already the dominant variant in the British capital, where infections have increased by 28.6% in the last week, according to figures from the British authorities.

“The big problem we have is the number of Londoners who have had the virus and this brings big problems in terms of staff absences and the ability of our public services to function at optimal levels,” Khan added.

“I am incredibly concerned – said the mayor – by the absence of personnel in the Public Health, in the fire brigade, in the police service, in our local authorities. That is why it is so important that everyone with the right to the booster receives (the dose)”, he stressed.

The Mayor of London today visited Chelsea’s football stadium, Stamford Bridge, where people can get vaccinated without an appointment.

According to the latest figures, the number of coronavirus infections in the United Kingdom yesterday marked another record since the start of the pandemic, for the third consecutive day, reaching 93,045 cases in 24 hours, about 5,000 more than the previous day, while the hospitalizations have skyrocketed 8.1% in the last seven days.

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