Working at home, which was one of the first measures at the beginning of the epidemic in England, was started again due to the Omicron variant.
In the UK, where the number of Omicron cases has reached 3 thousand, the government has switched to more strict measures. In addition, it has become mandatory to wear masks in most closed places, such as theaters, markets, and public transportation vehicles.
Vaccination passports were introduced for the first time in the UK. When entering places such as nightclubs where many people gather, a document showing that at least two doses of vaccination or a negative test result will be asked. This rule will apply to indoor spaces with more than 500 people, open spaces with more than 4,000 people, and any venue with more than 10 thousand people. In addition to these measures, working from home has started again.
On the first day of the application, it was seen that public transportation vehicles and stations were less crowded and empty in places compared to other days in the morning.
Omicron Variant is Rising in London
“We can see that cases of Omicron are increasing rapidly in London and some other parts of the country right now,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a vaccination center in London. In the capital, it probably represents about 40 percent of cases. “By tomorrow, it will make up the majority of cases, and the cases are constantly increasing,” he said.
Saying that the best thing to do at this stage is to make a reminder dose, Johnson called on the public to be vaccinated.