Prioritise the social interactions that really matter to you – that’s the advice from the UK’s chief medical adviser Chris Whitty this evening as he outlined the massive upsurge in Covid contingencies.

With the number of Omicron occurrences now double-dealing in less than two days in some regions, he warned against usurping this new variant would be less severe than the Delta gesticulate, because there was so much still to find out, contributing: “The things we do know are bad.”

The recent government chassis show that in the 24 hours up to 9am today, 78,610 beings have tested positive for Covid-1 9.

Meanwhile, 656,711 more parties have now received a third or booster dose of the vaccine.

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