As of Monday in England, people were urged to work from home if possible. Photo: AP
As of Monday in England, people were urged to work from home if possible. Photo: AP

Omicron surge: record Covid-19 cases in UK as public warned to scale back Christmas plans

  • A total of 78,610 new cases reported on Wednesday, about 10,000 more than the previous high nearly a year ago
  • Britain is being hit by ‘two epidemics on top of each other’, says England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
As of Monday in England, people were urged to work from home if possible. Photo: AP
As of Monday in England, people were urged to work from home if possible. Photo: AP
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