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Covid: No need to change Christmas plans says Sajid Javid

The heath secretary says people should however be "a bit cautious".
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Sajid Javid says delivering Covid booster jabs is NHS’s new national mission

Health secretary says demands for GPs to return to face-to-face appointments could be axed to bolster vaccination effortCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSajid Javid has said delivering booster jabs is “our new national mission” for the NHS, as he hinted that demands for GPs to return to face-to-face appointments could be dropped to let them do more vaccinating.The health secretary said on Wednesday the NHS was capable of the logistical challenge of offering up to 25m b...
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Covid news live: UK health secretary ‘not worried about a pingdemic’; Nigeria identifies Omicron in October sample

Sajid Javid says ‘people should continue to behave in the way they were planning’; Nigerian CDC says retrospective sequencing of previous cases has found OmicronUS to require stricter Covid testing for all travellersWHO advises vulnerable, unvaccinated and over 60s, against travelGreece to fine €100 per month for those over 60 who refuse vaccineWhen did the Omicron variant arrive in UK and is it spreading?Three people who escaped an Australian Covid quarantine facility have been arrested.Our rep...
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Covid news live: UK health secretary ‘not worried about a pingdemic’; Japan finds second Omicron case

Sajid Javid says ‘people should continue to behave in the way they were planning’; Japan adds second case to one confirmed yesterdayUS to require stricter Covid testing for all travellersWHO advises vulnerable, unvaccinated and over 60s, against travelGreece to fine €100 per month for those over 60 who refuse vaccineModerna boss predicts current jabs may be less effective against OmicronGermany’s chancellor-to-be Olaf Scholz ‘backs mandatory Covid jabs’When did the Omicron variant arrive in UK a...
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UK Urges People to Book Booster Shots as Omicron Cases Grow

LONDON (Reuters) -British Health Secretary Sajid Javid urged people to book a COVID-19 booster shot on Wednesday as he said there were 22 confirmed...
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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson gives press conference as eight new Omicron cases reported in England

Prime minister leads Downing Street briefing with health secretary Sajid Javid and NHS England chief Amanda PritchardBoris Johnson rejects health official’s advice to reduce festive socialisingNew rules in England ‘a gateway to Christmas lockdown’, Tory MPs fearScottish Omicron cases all linked to one ‘private event’, says SturgeonAs rules on face masks return, what exactly is the law?Ministers have failed to provide proper evidence to justify their decision to require all frontline NHS staff to...
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UK Covid live: Sajid Javid implies new restrictions will be abandoned if Omicron no more dangerous than Delta

Health secretary says: ‘If this variant is no more dangerous than Delta, then we won’t keep measures in place for a day longer than necessary’Minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three monthsUK science advisers brace for hundreds of confirmed Omicron casesWhat do new measures to tackle Omicron variant mean for UK travellers?Global coronavirus updates – liveSturgeon stresses that there is “a huge amount that we do not yet know” about the variant.The number of mutations suggest it mi...
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Sajid Javid outlines changes to Covid vaccine booster programme – video

Sajid Javid has announced changes to the UK's coronavirus vaccine booster programme, including advising that all adults in the country should be offered third doses from just three months after their second vaccinations. Speaking in the Commons, the health secretary outlined this and other changes aimed at speeding up booster vaccinations as the government scrambles to limit the spread of the new Omicron variantUK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three months Continue reading...
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UK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three months

Vaccines watchdog advises speeding up of vaccination scheme to tackle new coronavirus variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs will be halved from six months to three, after the government accepted advice from its vaccines watchdog to speed up the programme to limit the spread of the Omicron variant.The health secretary, Sajid Javid, confirmed that all adults would be offered the jab, after the Joint Committee on Vaccination a...
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UK Covid live: Sajid Javid makes statement to MPs on Omicron variant and booster vaccines

Move comes as more cases of Omicron variant identified in UKBooster jabs should be offered to all UK adults after three-month gapUK science advisers brace for hundreds of confirmed Omicron casesWhat do new measures to tackle Omicron variant mean for UK travellers?Global coronavirus updates – liveSturgeon stresses that there is “a huge amount that we do not yet know” about the variant.The number of mutations suggest it might be more transmissible. But more data and analysis is required, and if it...
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Covid: Sajid Javid on rising cases of Omicron in UK

The health secretary says Covid vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given.
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Covid: Sajid Javid defends 'swift action' on Omicron variant

The health secretary says mask rules and travel tests will help to protect Christmas celebrations.
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Covid live news: Netherlands confirms at least 13 Omicron cases; Austria and Australia report first cases

At least 13 of 61 cases on two flights into Netherlands are new variant; Austria becomes latest country to detect Omicron; Sajid Javid says UK should still plan for Christmas ‘as normal’Omicron’s worst impact will be in nations with low vaccination ratesWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageChina could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Pekin...
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Sajid Javid: Christmas will be 'great' despite Omicron variant concerns – video

Speaking on Sky's Trevor Phillips on Sunday programme, the health secretary said the government's measures, including compulsory masks on public transport and in shops, were 'proportionate and balanced'Sajid Javid: we’re nowhere near imposing social distancing Covid rules Continue reading...
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Covid: Face masks to be compulsory in England from Tuesday, says Javid

Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he expects a "great Christmas" despite two UK Omicron cases.
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Covid: Health Secretary Sajid Javid to detail new measures

The PM has already announced a tightening-up on mask-wearing and PCR tests for all arrivals in the UK.
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New UK Covid measures to be announced to tackle Omicron spread

Prime minister to set out new rules as health officials race to track down those infected with Covid variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson is to announce further measures to curb the spread of coronavirus after two cases of the Omicron variant were detected in the UK.Four more African countries will be added to the government’s red list with immediate effect from Sunday and Sajid Javid, the health secretary, has ordered targeted testing in two areas in ...
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Two cases of Omicron Covid variant detected in Britain, says health secretary – video

The first cases of the new B.1.1.529 Covid variant have been identified in the UK. Two people found to be infected with the Omicron variant are self-isolating, according to the health secretary, Sajid JavidTwo cases of Omicron Covid variant identified in UK Continue reading...
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Two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant found in the UK connected to 'travel to southern Africa,' official says

A person is tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday November 27, 2021.AP Photo/Jerome Delay Two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been discovered in the UK, the country's health secretary said Saturday. The cases are connected to travel from "southern Africa," where the variant was first identified. The World Health Organization labeled the Omicron variant a "variant of concern" on Friday. Two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found ...
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Two cases of Omicron Covid variant identified in UK

The B.1.1.529 variant, described in Britain as ‘the most worrying we’ve seen’, was first found in southern AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first cases of the new B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant have been identified in the UK.Two people found to be infected with the Omicron variant are self-isolating, according to the health secretary, Sajid Javid. Continue reading...
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Omicron variant spreads to Europe as UK announces countermeasures

Experts stress importance of delaying import of new Covid variant to UK to avoid Christmas mixingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs an alarming new Covid variant spread to Europe on Friday, scientists warned that it would inevitably reach Britain, while ministers faced calls to urgently speed up the vaccination programme.Thousands of travellers were left stranded or with their plans in disarray after flight bans were introduced targeting countries across southern Afri...
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What should the UK do now? Experts on responses to the new Covid variant

Analysis: From the red list to winter plan B, scientists consider what tools are best to counter B.1.1.529Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDespite the UK’s much-vaunted vaccination programme, and scientists’ ever-growing understanding of Covid-19, Britain and the rest of the world face the challenge of a new, potentially more transmissible variant just a month before Christmas.While Sajid Javid, the health secretary, announced the red-listing of six southern African co...
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With so little known about new Covid variant, UK must act fast, say experts

Analysis: extended red list, winter plan B and local lockdowns may all be needed to reduce spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDespite the UK’s much-vaunted vaccination programme, and scientists’ ever-growing understanding of Covid-19, Britain and the rest of the world face the challenge of a new, potentially more transmissible variant just a month before Christmas.While Sajid Javid, the health secretary, announced the red-listing of six southern African countries a...
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Health secretary Sajid Javid says 'nothing' will be done to help Welsh rugby sides return from South Africa

Health secretary Sajid Javid says he will do nothing to help Welsh rugby sides Cardiff and Scarlets come back from South Africa.
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First European case of new Covid variant detected in Belgium

Variant found in unvaccinated woman with no links to southern Africa, as UK bans flights from six countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first European case of the new B.1.1.529 variant has been detected in Belgium, as the UK imposed new restrictions on travel from South Africa and five other nearby countries because of the risk that it may evade vaccines.Just hours after the UK health secretary, Sajid Javid, warned it was highly likely the new variant has sprea...
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A wave of countries is banning and restricting travel from southern Africa over a new virus variant

Countries in Europe and Asia raced to tighten border controls over a new coronavirus variant. B.1.1.529 is spreading rapidly in South Africa and may be harder to contain than prior variants. Germany, France, Italy, the UK, India, Japan, and Israel were among those to make changes. Countries across Europe and Asia tightened border controls after scientists warned of a new coronavirus variant found mostly in South Africa.The new variant, B.1.1.529, appears to have spread rapidly in South Africa. ...
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Covid live: Sajid Javid says new variant ‘may pose substantial risk’ as more countries impose travel restrictions

Germany to join UK, India and Singapore in curbing arrivals, as South Africa says UK decision ‘seems to have been rushed’B.1.1.529 variant ‘most worrying we’ve seen’, says UK medical adviserWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?WHO to assess new Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checksTell us: how are you affected by the southern Africa travel restrictions?Hungary needs to increase the number of people taking booster shots against COVID-19 to curb infections, Prime ...
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New Covid variant may pose substantial health risk, says Sajid Javid

UK health secretary warns B.1.1.529 is of huge concern and is highly likely to have spread beyond South AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe new B.1.1.529 Covid variant is of “huge international concern” and it is highly likely it has spread further than South Africa, the UK health secretary has said.Sajid Javid said he was “concerned this new variant may pose substantial risk to public health,” as he outlined new measures to prevent transmission from South Afric...
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Sajid Javid on latest Covid variant: 'Our scientists are deeply concerned' – video

The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced the UK will temporarily ban flights from several African countries, after the discovery of the B.1.1.529 Covid variant in the region against which vaccines might be less effective.Officials characterise the variant, which has double the number of mutations as the currently dominant Delta variant, as the 'worst one yet'.Flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Eswatini will be banned from Friday afternoon, and returning B...
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UK suspending flights from 6 African countries over new coronavirus variant fears: 'Our scientists are deeply concerned'

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid.Andrew Matthews/Pool/Reuters A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Botswana and South Africa. Dubbed "B.1.1.529," it has many mutations, concerning scientists and the World Health Organization. The UK instituted travel restrictions on Thursday for six African countries following the news.  The United Kingdom has added six African countries to its "red" travel list and temporarily suspended flights over concerns about a new ...
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