London cancels New Year celebrations as Queen of England stays at Castle Windsor. Paris and Morocco have already taken similar measures, while in the United States, Omigron has risen from 12.6% of cases a week to 73.2%.
London’s Labor Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday evening announced the cancellation of planned New Year’s celebrations in the British capital, citing a sharp rise in cases of the highly contagious variant Omigron.
“As Govt-19 infections are at record levels in our city and across the UK, I’m committed to slowing down the spread of the new variant and ensuring that our services (public health) are not affected (…) by winter.”, In a statement to Mr. Khan said. “This means that we will no longer hold a 6,500-person celebration in Trafalgar Square on New Year’s Eve.”, He announced, calling on people to stay home. “It’s very frustrating for many Londoners, but we need to take the right steps to reduce the spread of the virus.”.
The party was precisely arranged as an alternative to a big fireworks display in the British capital’s famous square, which had to be canceled for the second year in a row due to a health crisis, London media reported.
On the contrary, “Live broadcast of a spectacular show” On the BBC, “Celebrating our city and highlighting the highlights of 2021 will be the focus of New Year’s celebrations in London.”, Explains the press release from the townhall.
France and Morocco had already canceled their festivals
In doing so, London follows in the footsteps of Paris, which on Saturday announced the cancellation of planned fireworks and concerts at the famed Avenue des Champs-Elysees or even Morocco, which prohibits the reception and reception of banquets. Curfew order from midnight to 6 p.m.
According to officials, at least fourteen people infected with the omigran variant of Govit-19 have died so far and 129 have been hospitalized in the UK, while more than 147,000 have already died from the epidemic in Europe. (+44)
On Monday, 91,743 new Covid-19 cases were reported in the country in 24 hours, dividing those concerned with Britain’s demand for more sanctions and those they say are clearly hostile to their impact on the economy.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned “I will not hesitate to take action” To prevent the spread of the Omigron variant, prevent it from going through the screw turn requested by some. “Now we want people to focus on being careful.”, Ventilation and wearing a mask, he added.
The Omigron variant decreased from 12.6% to 73.2% in one week in the United States
According to U.S. health officials, 73.2% of new Govt-19 infections in the week ending Dec. 18 have become the majority of the Omigran variant in the United States.
The highly permeable Omicron quickly took on the delta variant. According to Immunization Centers, in the previous week, it still caused 12.6% of new infections and now reaches 96.3% of new cases in the three northwestern states of the United States (Oregon, Washington and Idaho). And regulation (CDC). In another group of southeastern states, including Florida, Alabama and Georgia, 95.2% of new infections are caused by Omicron, which is at a similar rate in other parts of the country. The first known death in the United States due to the pollution of this variant was reported Monday in the state of Texas.
First diagnosed in South Africa in November, Omicron has aroused concern and tightened health controls around the world. U.S. President Joe Biden is due to address his administration’s response to this new wave of epidemics on Tuesday. He should invite the American people to be vaccinated and tested. However, a White House spokesman said he did not want to control the country and should propose other measures. Self-examination, for example, may be more accessible.
On Sunday, renowned American scientist Anthony Fassi, a White House adviser on the health crisis, warned that the Omigran variant had been “unleashed” around the world, raising concerns about the number of Americans who have not yet been vaccinated. “This virus is unusual”, He said on the CNN channel, noting the speed of its spread. “He’s going to take charge.”, And “We’re going to have tough weeks or months as winter approaches”. “If things continue as we think, our hospitals will be under a lot of pressure in fifteen days.”, Had also warned Anthony Fossie on NBC News.
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