'Too late' to stop spread of omicron Covid variant, warns science adviser

by 24britishtvDec. 5, 2021, 3:50 p.m. 40
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It is "too late" to effectively halt the spread of the omicron variant in the UK, a government science adviser has warned. On Saturday, it was announced all travellers arriving in England will be required to take a Covid-19 pre-departure test from Tuesday - while Nigeria is being added to the Government's travel red list. Ministers said the extra test was intended to be a temporary measure following new data showing an increase in the number of cases of the new strain linked to foreign travel. But Prof Mark Woolhouse, who is a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (Spi-M) which advises the Government, said the measures would not make a "material difference" as the variant is already "spreading pretty rapidly". Read the full story here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/12/05/late-stop-spread-omicron-covid-variant-warns-science-adviser Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ► https://bit.ly/3idrdLH Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture. #Omicron #Covid

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