UK omicron cases double as PM urged to advise working from home – follow live

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On Friday, cases of omicron in the UK more than doubled after the first infections were detected in England with 75 and Scotland 16 and Wales.

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As it stands, there have been no confirmed cases of the new COVID-19 variant in Northern Ireland.

Dr Jenny Harris, chief executive of the UK Health Protection Agency (UKHSA), said a number of cases had been detected that were not related to travel, suggesting that there is now “a small amount of community transmission” in the UK.


“Teams at the national and local level are working to identify and trace all close contacts of each Omicron case,” Dr Harris said in a statement last night. “It is important that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms is isolated and gets a PCR test done immediately.”

Boris Johnson is being urged to roll back “work from home” guidance to stop the spread of Omicron. Full official notes from the latest Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) meeting – published on Friday – show that experts believe remote working is a “highly relevant” way to reduce transmissions of the new version. .

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Sam Hancock4 December 2021 08:03

Bring back work from home to deal with Omicron, warns PM

Boris Johnson’s government should consider rolling back “work from home” guidance to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has recommended.

This comes as Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Government’s Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI), recommended the same thing, writes Adam Forrest,

“The more people now that can work from home, the better, until we are more certain about what is going to happen,” Professor Finn said. Guardian,

The expert from the University of Bristol said: “We need to buy time. If it’s dead in three weeks, well, we can all relax, but now is the time when you can stop a big wave from happening.” Huh.

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‘Now the more people who can work from home, the better’

Sam Hancock4 December 2021 07:58

In addition, 75 omicron cases were found in England, bringing the UK total to 150.

The government has said that 75 more cases of the Omicron version of Kovid-19 have been detected in England.

The new infection includes the last 29 confirmed cases of the variant known by scientists as B., bringing the total number in England to 104. In total, the UK has found 150 cases of the variant.

People infected with the Omicron variant in England are now located in the East Midlands, East of England, London, North-East, North-West, South-East, South-West and West Midlands.

The UK Health Protection Agency (UKHSA) said targeted tests are being conducted in places where positive cases are likely to be contagious.

Emily Atkinson The full report is:

Another 75 cases of Omicron type confirmed in England

The total number of omicron cases in England is 104. has reached

Sam Hancock4 December 2021 07:53

Good Morning

hello and welcome GranthshalaRolling coronavirus coverage. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest updates on Omicron’s spread, including data and analysis from leading scientists.

Sam Hancock4 December 2021 07:49


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