London Mayor Declares “Major Incident” Over Omicron

Agence France-Presse reports:

London mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday (Dec 18) declared a “major incident” in the British capital due to the spread of the Omicron variant.

More than 65,000 new cases were confirmed in London over the past seven days, and 26,418 cases reported in the last 24 hours – the highest number since the start of the pandemic.

A “major incident” is defined as an event with a range of serious consequences which requires special arrangements to be implemented, and is aimed at helping authorities support each other to reduce service disruption in the city.

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