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Two cases of ‘the worst ever’ new super mutant variant detected in the UK is set ‘to ban travel from more countries’

27th Nov 21 2:16 pm

The Health Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that two cases of the new variant now call Omicron has been found in the UK.

Javid said that the two cases are in Brentwood, Essex and Nottingham and they are now self-isolating.

He warned, “This is a real reminder that this pandemic is far from over. If there is one thing that everyone can be doing, right now, is if they are eligible, please take your vaccine, whether it’s your first shot, second shot, or your booster jab.”

Javid said the two cases are “linked”, the health secretary added that the two cases are “linked” and he was informed “late last night” when he was contacted by the UK Health Security Agency (UKSHA)

The Prime Minister is set to “ban travel from more countries” as the new super mutant variant sweeps across the world.

The Daily Mail reported that the government are considering to place two more countries on to the “red list.”

The travel bans are an attempt to prevent Omicron from entering the UK, but experts believe it is already in circulation across Britain after there was a positive case in Belgium.

The Delta strain is rapidly surging across the UK and on Friday there was more than 50,000 cases and there are calls for the government to impose tougher restrictions to prevent the new variant striking the country.

Professor John Edmunds, who advises the government as part of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), has warned the new variant could create a “very, very, very difficult situation.”

Another government advisor has suggested that people in England should get “ready for the possibility” of Covid restrictions to be reintroduced, whilst a senior government source told the newspaper that “people should not panic.”

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