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DIRECT – Coronavirus: first death from Omicron variant recorded in UK

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Many countries, including France, are facing a fifth wave of the epidemic. Six regions have already activated the “white plan” to reduce tension in hospitals. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.

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The United Kingdom has recorded at least one death caused by the Omicron variant, announces Boris Johnson.

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This weekend, 373,000 French people made an appointment on Doctolib for their booster dose.

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Faced with “an Omicron tidal wave” sweeping the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Sunday evening a strong acceleration of the vaccine booster campaign, with the objective of offering a third dose of vaccine against Covid-19 to all adults by the end of December.

Banking on this third dose to avoid overwhelming hospitals and paralyzing the economy, Boris Johnson announced that the goal of offering this booster shot to everyone over 18 in England was one month forward. They will now be able to benefit from it before the New Year.

The other nations of the United Kingdom (Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) will also speed up their vaccination programs.

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