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UK lowers COVID alert level as Omicron fades

The United Kingdom authorities have chosen to lower the COVID-19 alert level from level 4 to level 3 as the Omicron wave subsides across nations, the government confirmed on Friday.

"We would like to thank healthcare staff for their remarkable efforts during a challenging time,'' the UK Chief Medical Officers noted in a statement, underlining that possible increases in coronavirus positive cases are unlikely to result in major COVID pressures.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the country has seen about 22 million people infected with the virus, with the warning level elevated in December as Omicron began spreading swiftly.

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