Covid-19 UK - Army sent into London hospitals as Omicron puts NHS on a 'WAR FOOTING'

by 24britishtvJan. 7, 2022, 10:50 a.m. 18
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Coronavirus latest - HUNDREDS of troops have been sent into London hospitals to fill the gap left by NHS staff shortages. Wards have been left short as dozens of medics have been forced to isolate for at least a week with Omicron. While Omicron has swept through the country and infected record numbers, a string of hugely positive studies show the variant is milder than other strains. The first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than with Delta. Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the pandemic, health officials have repeatedly said. The Sun's Jabs Army campaign is helping get the vital extra vaccines in Brits' arms to ward off the need for any new restrictions. Health Secretary Sajid Javid praised the “brilliant armed forces” for bolstering the NHS in its hour of need. “Once again they are stepping up to assist NHS workers who are working round the clock across the capital, helping the health service through this difficult winter period where the need is greatest,” Javid said. Continue reading Army sent into London’s hospital wards as isolation rules force NHS staff to stay home https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17247457/army-london-hospital-wards-covid/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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