12/8/2021, 11:30 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Lockdowns due to Omicron are possible - UK official

United Kingdom Scientific Advisory Committee on Emergencies (SAGE) member Neil Ferguson stated on Wednesday that lockdowns may happen due to the Omicron coronavirus variant.

Ferguson noted that cases of the variant are doubling every three days, even faster than with the Delta variant in March, thus making it likely that it will become the dominant variant in the country before Christmas. Therefore, he said that lockdowns and other measures to try and buy more time may be needed soon.

At the same time, reports came out indicating that Whitehall is considering switching to its Plan B for containing the variant, with a source telling Times Radio there is an 85% chance that it will happen.

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