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The European Union and the United Kingdom have recorded a massive increase in the number of coronavirus infections in recent weeks. UK authorities have announced that the new strain – the Omicron – will now make up more than 20 per cent. Confirmed cases are in England, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Monday.

On Thursday, December 16, 88,376 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were recorded. Boris Johnson urged people to be careful about the new Omicron variant. England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, estimated that the variant could continue to spread “at an astonishing speed”. This is the second day in a row that a massive record of new infections has been recorded in the UK. The previous highest result was recorded the day before – on Wednesday, December 15, 78,610 new infections were reported.

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Great Britain. Boris Johnson urged citizens to be vigilant

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes that in the run-up to Christmas, people should choose what activities and meetings really matter. – people should be careful and think about their actions in the lead up to christmas – no one wants to get micronized, feel bad and have to Isolation. But the politician said the quickest way to get back to normal is for everyone to take a booster dose now, stressing that the government is not surreptitiously implementing the lockdown. It is noteworthy that due to the growing popularity of the omicron variant, Queen Elizabeth II has canceled her traditional pre-Christmas dinner with her family for another year in a row, the media reported on Thursday (16.12).

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