British Education Secretary: Omicron spreading among over-50s
The Arab News reported according to Reuters that British Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday, the omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading among over-50s, but data do not suggest further restrictions are needed because of the high uptake of booster jabs by older people.
He told BBC radio: “We’re seeing leakage into the over-50s in terms of infection," adding “They are boosted — 90 percent of the over 50s are boosted.”
He said the government would assess the situation in England on Wednesday. “There’s nothing in the data at the moment that would make me believe we need to go further.”