BREAKING: UK records first Omicron death

At least one person in the UK has died due to Omicron variant of Covid-19, the prime minister, Boris Johnson announced Monday.

Speaking during a visit to a vaccination clinic near Paddington, in west London, Johnson said: “Sadly yes Omicron is producing hospitalisations and sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron.

“So I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think that’s something we need to set on one side and just recognise the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population. So the best thing we can do is all get our boosters.”

The PM was also unable to rule out any new coronavirus restrictions being introduced before Christmas, as per ITV.

Amid repeated questioning, he said: “I’ve been at great pains to stress to the public that we have to watch where the pandemic is going and we take whatever steps are necessary to protect public health.”

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