This emergency procedure was already in place when London hospitals were threatened with flooding on January 8, 2021.
The Omicron variant is spreading in the UK. London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday said he was “very” concerned about the spread of the Omigron variant of the dominant Govt-19 in the British capital. In the face of this observation, it triggered a warning process involving the integrated response of public services.
Across the UK, 90,418 new Covid-19 cases were registered on Saturday, up from the previous day (over 93,000) and three consecutive days after the new daily record.
“The increase in the number of cases of omigran variant in our capital is of great concern,” the London mayor said in a statement, declaring it the second major “incident” since the outbreak. .
Pressure on hospitals
The practice was already launched on January 8, 2021, when London hospitals were threatened with sinking.
“The Omigran variant is rapidly dominating, and the number of patients is rapidly increasing, and the number of patients in our hospitals is increasing again,” said Sadiq Khan, who called on all Londoners to be vaccinated.
According to the City of London, 65,525 new Govt-19 cases have been registered in the last seven days, including 26,418 in the last 24 hours.
Many public services, such as hospitals, firefighters or the police, face staff shortages caused by the virus.
More than 10,000 new confirmed cases of the Omigron variant have been identified, bringing the total number to nearly 25,000, the British Health Care Agency said on Saturday.
According to several British media outlets, the government plans to ban indoor gatherings for two weeks after Christmas in an attempt to break the wave of pollution.
The United Kingdom, one of the worst-affected countries, has seen more than 147,000 deaths since the outbreak.