Two cases of coronavirus Omicron variant detected in Britain

FE Team | Published: November 27, 2021 20:32:02 | Updated: November 30, 2021 17:25:58

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid speaks during the Royal Foundation's Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium in London, Britain November 25, 2021. Andrew Matthews/Pool via Reuters

Two cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected in Britain, health minister Sajid Javid said on Saturday, according to Reuters.

"Late last night I was contacted by the UK Health Security Agency. I was informed that they have detected two cases of this new variant, Omicron, in the United Kingdom. One in Chelmsford, the other in Nottingham," he said in a broadcast clip.

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