2 Cases of Omicron Variant Found in London

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Despite a Drop in Coronavirus Hospitalizations in Los Angeles County, Omicron Spike Remains a Concern.

Two more instances of the omicron strain have been discovered in London, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 11.

One example was discovered in Camden, while the other was discovered in Wandsworth. Both countries have connections to southern Africa.

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Six instances of the new illnesses were discovered in Scotland on Monday morning, some of which were not related to overseas travel.

“It is highly possible that we will uncover more cases over the coming days,” Dr. Jenny Harries, the UKHSA’s chief executive, stated,

“as we see in other nations internationally and as we strengthen case detection via focussed contact tracing.”

Following the latest instances, Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford asked for a four-nation Cobra conference to explore tighter restrictions, as well as an extension of the quarantine period for visitors coming in the UK to eight days.

Downing Street turned down both demands.

The Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunization (JCVI) also announced important announcements on the booster vaccination program, including expanding third jabs to everyone over the age of 18 and shortening the period between the second and third doses to three months.