14 Dec 2021

Covid: Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate says WHO

Health and Social Care Editor

Today the World Health Organisation stated that Omicron was spreading at an unprecedented rate, as the fight to contain the variant continues.

In Europe this evening new restrictions are coming into force, as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the closure of primary schools and the extension of a night-time lockdown.

Here at home, MPs heard from health experts in the UK and South Africa on how best to counter the threat of Omicron.