12/3/2021, 9:23 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK minister calls for calm amid Omicron emergence

British Minister without Portfolio Oliver Dowden told the public on Friday to "keep calm and carry on with your Christmas plans" amid the spread of the new strain of COVID-19, Omicron, in the country.

"Unlike previously in England, people will have to wear masks on public transport, and they'll have to wear masks in retail settings, and we've very much tightened up the border restrictions," he told Sky News. "We believe those are necessary and appropriate steps, but beyond that, people can carry on with their plans as before."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson previously said that his government will "throw everything" to fight the further spread of Omicron. The United Kingdom has so far registered 42 cases of the variant.

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