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Coronavirus: London mayor declares ‘major incident’ as Omicron cases surge

Britain reported a surge in cases of the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday, and London’s mayor declared a “major incident” to help the capital’s hospitals following a sharp rise in Covid-19 admissions.The total number of Omicron cases recorded across the country hit almost 25,000 as of 6pm local time on Friday, up by more than 10,000 cases from 24 hours earlier, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in its latest data.Seven people believed to have had the Omicron…

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