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Coronavirus latest news. Omicron: cases in the UK double to 150

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Anti-Covid vaccinations are flying in Italy, first and third doses, records of green passes downloaded. A case of Omicron variant has been identified in Veneto. From Monday 6 December the new measures on the enhanced green certificate. Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia will be in yellow

Coronavirus, National Rt stable at 1.20: Valle d’Aosta at 2.16, Puglia at 0.95
  • Germany, 64,500 new cases and 378 deaths

    Still 64,510 cases and 378 deaths in the last 24 hours in Germany. This was announced by the Robert Koch Institute, according to which the number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic rises to 6,116,070 and the number of victims due to Covid to 102,946.

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  • Omicron: cases in the UK double to 150

    Cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus more than doubled to 150 in the UK after the discovery yesterday of another 75 infections in England, 16 in Scotland and the first in Wales: the government has announced, according to the Independent newspaper. . So far, no cases have been registered in Northern Ireland. As for England alone, the new 75 cases are added to the previous 29, for a total (updated to yesterday) of 104. The director of the National Health Safety Agency (UKHSA), Jenny Harries, specified that some new infections have been identified in people who have not traveled abroad, and this indicates – he commented – that in the country there is now “a small part of transmission (of the virus) in the community”.

    Commuters in London. The British government has made it mandatory to use the mask on public transport and in shops to stem the new Omicron variant (Photo EPA / ANDY RAIN)

  • Over 3 million cases in South Africa

    The infections from Covid-19 in South Africa have exceeded the record of three million while a new wave led by the Omicron variant is spreading in various areas of the country. The government today reported 16,055 new cases in 24 hours, bringing the total of infections detected in the laboratory to 3,004,203. “This increase represents a positive rate of 24.3 percent,” the government-run National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said in the daily update. Most of the new cases reported today, 72%, were detected in the province of Gauteng, the most populous of the country’s provinces. Gauteng, which is home to the capital Pretoria and the country’s economic and financial center, Johannesburg, has been confirmed as the epicenter of the new variant since Omicron was first taken over there last week.

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