London and the United Kingdom under the Omicron tornado
London and much of southeast England are back under strict containment as of Sunday due to the contagious outbreak of the new Omicron variant and it is spreading faster than the first.
Marc Billon of RTL, states:
“On Saturday, the news came out that there was this new highly contagious layer and that we had to recontain London and the southeast of England. On Sunday, all of our European neighbours shut the door on us to avoid contagion, and today, all the newspapers were running headlines about how there will be food shortages for Christmas.”
“France, in particular, also closed its borders for freight transport, for commercial transport. So, frankly, it’s been a pretty miserable three days for the British.”
Wind of panic
“There’s been panic this morning and all day. There were huge queues outside supermarkets because people were afraid there would be a real shortage.
“The government just said an hour ago that there are no worries. The sheds are full because it was ready. This kind of thing was already anticipated to happen, more on the other side of December 31 than on this side…
“But it’s true that fewer and fewer British people trust their elected representatives. A week ago, Boris Johnson mocked those who said Christmas should be cancelled for health reasons, and in the end, it was he who did it, all of a sudden, on a Saturday afternoon. This political distrust is getting worse.”
There are at least 62% of the cases of contamination in London are related to this new strain “Omicron” and 34% of new hospitalizations.
The news is worrying and the United Kingdom is affected since the appearance of the Coronavirus in March 2020 very strongly with almost 150,000 deaths to date, what will happen during the holidays and after the holidays, the Omicron variant is very dangerous and extremely contagious. Omicron can affect both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, however, vaccinated people have a better chance to survive than unvaccinated people.