So far 5000 cases of Omicron have been reported in UK. 15 people infected with Omicron are hospitalized. Britain's health minister said on Tuesday that Omicron is spreading so fast that the health system can completely collapse. In such a situation, it is time to further tighten the coronavirus restrictions and accelerate the booster vaccine shots. Along with this, cases of this variant have also been reported in other countries.
In the UK, 59610 cases of corona were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the highest since January 9. At the same time, more than 150 deaths occurred in Britain in the last 24 hours. Every day about 811 people infected with corona are being admitted to the hospital here. There are currently 7,400 patients admitted in UK hospitals. However, it has decreased as compared to January. At that time 39000 people were hospitalized. Currently, only 10 people infected with Omicron are hospitalized.
UK Health Minister Sajid Javid told that Omicron is contagious. However, so far it has proved to be less severe than other variants. But if it goes unchecked, the number of people admitted to hospitals will increase. On the other hand, in view of the danger of Omicron, all adults in the UK have set a target to have a booster dose by the end of December.
Not only this, now the UK Health Department has also ended that 15-minute observation period to speed up the vaccine. Actually, after taking Pfizer and Moderna vaccine in Britain, a person is kept in observation period for 15 minutes.