Omicron in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon warns of ‘a potential tsunami of infections’

#Omicron #OmicronScotland #Scotland #NicolaSturgeon #UKCovid19 Omicron in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon today announced entire families in Scotland will have to self-isolate for 10 days if one member of the household tests positive for coronavirus as she unveiled new Covid restrictions and…

Omicron in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon warns of 'a potential tsunami of infections'

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Omicron in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon today announced entire families in Scotland will have to self-isolate for 10 days if one member of the household tests positive for coronavirus as she unveiled new Covid restrictions and warned the nation is facing a ‘tsunami’ of Omicron cases.

The Scottish First Minister said that as of tomorrow ‘all household contacts of any confirmed Covid case should isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status and even if they initially get a negative PCR test’. Ms Sturgeon said she knew this would not be ‘easy’ and that there will be ‘careful exemptions for critical services’. However, she insisted the move is ‘essential at this moment’ because of the rapid spread of the new variant. The SNP leader said non-household contacts of a positive case should continue to self-isolate, pending a PCR test and if that test is negative they can leave isolation as long as they are double-jabbed. Meanwhile, Ms Sturgeon also urged people in Scotland to defer work Christmas parties as she said limiting ‘unnecessary contacts’ is the ‘sensible’ thing to do to slow transmission of the disease. It came as it emerged that the UK Government is already working on a ‘Plan C’ of Covid restrictions, just days after Boris Johnson triggered his ‘Plan B’.

Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10295777/No10s-Plan-C-fight-Omicron-limit-care-home-visits-Christmas.html
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