World's first death due to new variant in UK
British Prime Minister on Monday confirmed the first death in the country from the Omicron variant
The first death in the country from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. At the same time, long queues were seen outside walk-in vaccination centers in Britain, where people waited to receive booster doses of the vaccine. On a visit to a vaccine clinic in west London, Johnson warned against feeling satisfied with the Omicron variant being less severe and ruled out the possibility of no further restrictions being imposed as part of Omicron's countermeasures.
At present, the government has instructed me to work from home. Johnson told the media, "Sad, but yes, people are getting hospitalized because of Omicron, and sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have been infected with Omicron. " He said, “So, I think to assume that it is a milder variant of the virus, I think it is something that we need to forget and just recognize the rapid pace with which it is spreading among the population. is spreading. So, it would be best if we all get a booster dose of the vaccines.”
Earlier, Boris Johnson warned of a "great wave" of the highly infectious variant when he delivered an urgent televised address on Sunday night. They announced an advanced Omicron emergency booster campaign, with a deadline for all adults over the age of 18 to receive a third additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year.
Johnson said, "I fear we are now facing an emergency in our battle with the new variant, Omicron, and we must urgently strengthen our wall of vaccine protection to keep our friends and loved ones safe." " The prime minister said, “No one should have any doubts: the tide of Omicron is coming, and I fear it is now clear that two doses of the vaccine are not enough to provide that level of protection. , which we all need. But the good news is that our scientists are confident that with the third dose – a booster dose – we can all get back to our level of protection.