The United Kingdom raised its level on Sunday Alert for Covid to 4 – out of a total of five– Because From the rapid expansion of Omicron in the country, after today It set a record for new daily cases of the variant, 1,239.
Alert level 4 indicates that there is already too much pressure The National Health System (NHS) is approaching its limits Capacity, which will be level 5 and has already been reached at the beginning this year.
1,239 positives reported per omicron approximately Sunday Double the previous record high, bringing the total to 3,137.
The medical officials of the four countries that make up it United kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) The government has recommended raising the alert since then The omicron transmits much faster than the previous dominant variant in the delta.
“Preliminary evidence shows that Omicron spreads much faster than Delta and that vaccine protection against asymptomatic Omicron disease is reduced,” medical officials said in a joint statement.
“The data on the risk will be clearer in the coming weeks, but hospitalizations for Omicron are already occurring and likely to increase rapidly,” they added.
Medical officials stated that “Pfizer and Moderna booster vaccines increase immunity, are highly responsive, and show good efficacy, albeit with some reduction compared to Delta.”
There are already some patients infected with the new type of virus Those who have been hospitalized in the UK, the minister reported today Education Nadim Zahawi.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to address The nation tonight in a message he can implement according to the media Announcements regarding the stimulant administration campaign from A vaccine against Covid disease, which according to the first indications is completely correct Active vs. omicron.
Johnson has already announced this week that the new will come into effect Restrictions, such as the widespread use of masks in public places Closed, requirement to have Covid certificates to enter nightclubs Or offers or recommendation to work remotely whenever possible.
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