People wearing face masks walk in London’s Covent Garden. Coronavirus cases involving the new Omicron variant have surged in Britain over the past week. Photo: Xinhua
People wearing face masks walk in London’s Covent Garden. Coronavirus cases involving the new Omicron variant have surged in Britain over the past week. Photo: Xinhua

Omicron: Britain, US top exporters of coronavirus variant to Hong Kong so far, with cases expected to surge over Christmas holidays

  • Britain accounts for eight of 27 confirmed cases, or 29.6 per cent, with the United States close behind on five
  • Authorities ramp up measures at quarantine hotels, with seven-day testing to be implemented on guests in rooms close to any Omicron case

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wearing face masks walk in London’s Covent Garden. Coronavirus cases involving the new Omicron variant have surged in Britain over the past week. Photo: Xinhua
People wearing face masks walk in London’s Covent Garden. Coronavirus cases involving the new Omicron variant have surged in Britain over the past week. Photo: Xinhua
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