Thursday, February 2

Ómicron: they raise the level of covid alert in the United Kingdom before the spread of the new variant


  • By Francesca Gillett
  • BBC News

People queue up for Covid-19 booster jabs outside a vaccination centre in London, Britain, 07 December 2021. According to US and UK health experts the Omicron variant is likely to become the dominant variant across Britain.

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The UK faces an “omicron emergency”.

This was stated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this Sunday in a televised statement hours after health authorities raised the alert level from three to four for the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

“I am afraid that we are now facing an emergency in our fight against the new omicron variant,” Johnson said in a message broadcast on BBC One, in which he also urged the population to receive booster vaccines.

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“Now it is clear that two doses of the vaccine are simply not enough to give the level of protection that we all need. But the good news is that our scientists are confident that with a third dose, a booster dose, we can all go back up. our level of protection, “he explained.


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