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British Education Secretary: Omicron spreading among over-50s
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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.”

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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.”

Source: arabnews