Shoppers, some wearing face coverings, in central London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that Britain faces a ‘tidal wave’ of infections from the Omicron coronavirus variant. Photo: Reuters
Shoppers, some wearing face coverings, in central London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that Britain faces a ‘tidal wave’ of infections from the Omicron coronavirus variant. Photo: Reuters

UK logs first Omicron-linked death as PM warns of looming ‘tidal wave’ of infections

  • The announcement comes as the government is speeding up a target to give over-18s a booster jab
  • PM Boris Johnson has called spread of the more transmissible variant an ‘emergency’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Shoppers, some wearing face coverings, in central London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that Britain faces a ‘tidal wave’ of infections from the Omicron coronavirus variant. Photo: Reuters
Shoppers, some wearing face coverings, in central London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that Britain faces a ‘tidal wave’ of infections from the Omicron coronavirus variant. Photo: Reuters
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