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Omicron is responsible for 60% of COVID cases in London – minister

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Britain as Omicron variant continues to spread

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister Sajid Javid said on Wednesday that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was now responsible for about 60% of cases of COVID-19 in London.

“No one wants to see any more restrictions,” Javid told BBC television when asked if the government planned to tighten its rules to slow the spread. “At the same time, people want to be safe, for themselves, for their family for their friends.”

The United Kingdom recorded its highest daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic earlier on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Writing by William Schomberg)

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