COVID-19: Three more Omicron variant cases identified in Scotland – taking UK total to 14 UK News

Three more cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been identified in Scotland, bringing the UK total to 14.

Scotland’s Health Secretary Hamza Youssef said there are now five cases in the Lanarkshire region and four in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Scotland hosted South Africa in a rugby international at the Murefield Stadium in Edinburgh on 13 November, but Mr Joseph said there was no evidence of a link to the Omicron affairs.

The variant was first detected in South Africa

“There is nothing that indicates these matters or that this new version has come through Rugby or COP26, but of course that work is still ongoing,” he told BBC Good Morning Scotland.

Some cases are not related to travel, suggesting the level of community transmission.

Last night, two unrelated cases were reported in London – one in Camden and the other in Wandsworth. Both have “links to travel to Southern Africa”.

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One case in Brentwood, Essex, which was announced on Saturday, has been linked to an elementary school.

Other cases have occurred in Nottingham, Westminster and Brentwood in Essex.

previously recognized By researchers in southern Africa, there is growing international concern about the new Omron COVID-19 variant,

However, one expert told Sky News that “we don’t have to worry too much” about the possibility of another lost Christmas.

Speaking to Sky’s K Burley, immunologist Professor Paul Moss said we would need at least three weeks to assess the severity of the new strain.

“We’ll know a lot before Christmas,” he said.

UK an. said “Urgent” meeting of G7 health ministers on Monday, and a Many countries have reimposed travel restrictions,

Boris Johnson will hold a news conference this afternoon to give more details about the government’s plan for a booster vaccine rollout.

as part of a package of measures To slow the spread of diversity, Coronavirus booster vaccine will now be offered to all adults, children over the age of 12 will be given a second dose and severely immunocompromised people will be given a fourth – while the gap between the second jab and the booster has been shortened.

Don’t know much about it yet B., including whether it is more contagious, or whether it is resistant to vaccines.

However, additional steps – which include Re-introduction of mask-wear in some settings From today – scientists are expected to get more time a greater understanding of stress,

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The prime minister has said that these new measures are “proportionate and responsible and will buy us time in the face of this new version”.

and from Tuesday at 4 a.m., all arrivals in the UK will be Will have to give expensive PCR test Another day and self-isolate until a negative result is obtained.

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