Omicron Covid-variante gevalle sal na verwagting styg, sê die Britse minister van gesondheid – video

Die Britse minister van gesondheid, Edward Argar, het gesê hy verwag dat gevalle van die nuwe Omicron Covid-variant sal styg nadat 'n aantal infeksies in Brittanje bevestig is. New restrictions are being imposed this week in an attempt to limit the spread of the variant, first identified in South Africa, which scientists fear could be highly transmissible and evade some vaccine protections.

Argar reiterated comments that ministers were hopeful that ‘swift, precautionary stepswould mean no extra measures would be needed to combat the new variant.

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