The United Kingdom reported the highest number of corona virus cases on Wednesday since the outbreak, And a senior British health official said There may be a “shocking” increase over the next few days.
There are also 78,610 Govt-19 infections, Some 10,000 more than the maximum recorded in January.
More than 11 million people in the UK have tested positive for the disease, Which has a population of about 67 million. 146,791 people have died from Govt-19 disease and 165 deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Before the appearance of variation Omicron, which is highly contagious, has warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of a “tidal wave” of epidemics.
On Tuesday, however, he faced a blow to his power More than 100 lawmakers from his party voted against the move To prevent the increasing spread of the disease.
Jenny Harris, Managing Director of the UK Health Security Agency, Rated Omigron has been “probably the most important threat” since the onset of the epidemic.
“The numbers we see in the next few days will be quite staggering compared to the growth rate of cases we have seen with previous variations.”, Announced before the Parliamentary Commission.
Harris said micron Had the potential to put the National Health Service “at serious risk” Due to the increasing speed of infections.
The UK government is being forced to re-impose some restrictions due to concerns raised by the increase and variation in epidemics. The duty of vaccination certificate was imposed on return from delivery or access to certain facilities, The Boris Johnson administration is planning on what it calls its ‘Plan B’, which it issued in September if the situation worsens.
“Vaccination alone is not enough”
A “strong action” against the rapid development of the Omigran variant is “urgent” and “vaccine alone is not enough”, Warned this Wednesday European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).
“Because in the current situation, the vaccine alone will not prevent the impact of the Omicron variant There is no time to make up for the current vaccine shortageECDC Director Andrea Ammon said in a video statement.
The European Agency also raised the risk assessment of this variation to a “very high” level. Recommends a series of activities, including returning to teleworking and being more cautious on celebrations and year-end trips.
According to the agency, Contrary to what has already been predicted by previous predictions centering on Delta, the new variant is “highly likely” to cause hospitalizations and deaths., So far dominated.
To “manage” the burden of the health system, the ECDC reiterated His call for “rapid reintroduction and strengthening” of so-called “non-drug” activities Against Govt-19, a term that generally includes restrictions.
The ECDC, which includes 27 EU countries, Norway and Iceland, added that “urgent action is needed to reduce unrest, reduce the burden on health systems and protect the most vulnerable in the coming months.”
To the European Health Commissioner, Stella Crygates, This report shows “The next few months will be tough.”
“Omigron could come through a big wave, which will put new strains on health systemsHe said in a statement to the agency AFP.
“We need the utmost respect for public health activitiesWith the rapid increase in the booster vaccine to deal with omigran, “Creagites noted, added”Very worrying“Some countries have been slow to use the vaccine.
Variation Micron spreads “at a rate we have not seen in any other variation“The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that it would use all possible immunizations to prevent overcrowding as the end of the year approaches.
For ECDC, Wearing masks, avoiding telecommunications, crowded places and public transportation, staying home from illness, ventilation and hygiene “They are a priority.”
(With information from Reuters, AFP and Europa Press)