Omicron spreads rapidly in UK

By Guy Faulconbridge
Updated December 13 2021 - 9:36am, first published 9:34am
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned of a rising tide of Omicron infections.

Britain says the Omicron coronavirus variant is spreading at a "phenomenal rate" and now accounts for about 40 per cent of infections in London, so people should get a booster shot because the double-vaccinated are still vulnerable.

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