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Third case of Omicron Covid variant detected in UK

Sajid Javid, the health secretary, says country ‘nowhere near’ imposing social distancing rules despite concerns

A third case of the Omicron Covid variant has been confirmed in the UK, officials have said, as Sajid Javid insisted the government is “nowhere near” having to reimpose mandatory social distancing and home working to mitigate the threat it poses.

The person who tested positive was linked to previous travel in southern Africa and had left the UK before the result emerged, the UK Health Security Agency said. Targeted testing would take place where the person had been, it said, adding that this was Westminster, in central London, giving no further details.

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