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12/7/2021, 3:36 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Omicron possibly more transmittable than Delta - Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remarked at his cabinet's latest meeting that the Omicron strain of COVID-19 is possibly more transmittable than the Delta one, his spokesperson stated on Tuesday.

The spokesperson underscored that "the prime minister said it was too early to draw conclusions on the characteristics of Omicron." No. 10 added that Johnson's team is currently not considering nor discussing tightening the existing measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Earlier in the day, Crime and Policing Minister Kit Malthouse described the government's handling of Omicron as "proportionate and precautionary." Minister without Portfolio Oliver Dowden previously told the public to "keep calm and carry on with your Christmas plans."

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