© Reuters. Clients are seen inside a non-public COVID-19 testing clinic in a busy buying space, amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s authorities is not going to introduce new COVID-19 restrictions for England earlier than the tip of 2021, its well being minister Sajid Javid stated on Monday.
Partial figures reported by the federal government on Monday confirmed 98,515 new instances of COVID-19, however as soon as information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire is factored in, it’s more likely to present instances stay solely barely beneath a Dec. 24 peak of 122,186.
However, Javid stated ministers wouldn’t be taking any new steps to restrict the unfold of the coronavirus within the coming days.
“There will probably be no additional measures earlier than the brand new yr,” Javid advised reporters. “Once we get into the brand new yr, in fact we are going to see then whether or not we do have to take any additional measures.”
He stated that the highly-transmissible Omicron variant of the virus now accounted for round 90% of instances throughout England and urged individuals to have a good time New Yr cautiously.
The federal government’s consideration is targeted on the variety of sufferers being hospitalised with Omicron after early information final week recommended the variant carried a diminished threat of admission.
Britain has reported a complete of 148,003 deaths inside 28 days of a constructive COVID-19 take a look at, and 12.2 million constructive assessments throughout the pandemic thus far.
Incomplete information was additionally revealed for Dec. 25, displaying 113,628 infections and Dec. 26, displaying 108,893 infections.
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