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Emergency declared in London

While the Omicron mutation of COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in the UK, the number of daily events has approached 100 thousand.

Mayor of Capital London, Sadiq Khan, declared an incredible situation in the capital after the increase in the number of incidents. “This is an indication of how important things are,” Khan said, adding, “I have made the decision to declare an emergency situation for London today, in consultation with our partners, due to the increasing number of hospital admissions and the shortage of healthcare workers.”

Stating that the employees of vital institutions such as the National Health Service (NHS), fire and police are in a difficult situation due to the rapid spread of the Omicron mutation, Khan emphasized that everyone in London and in the country should receive booster doses of vaccine.

Hospital admissions increased by 30 percent in a week

In London, where the most COVID-19 incidents have been seen in the country recently, 78 thousand 168 events have been recorded in the last 1 week, and according to the government’s data, the total number of incidents in the capital has exceeded 1.5 million since the beginning of the epidemic. In London, it was also stated that the number of patients currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 in hospitals reached 15,000, with hospital admissions increasing by 30 percent in the last week.

A series of adjustments are expected to be made at emergency services in the capital after Khan declared a “state of emergency”. Khan had previously declared a “state of emergency” last January, saying that the capital city was “at the point of crisis” and that urgent measures had to be taken to protect health services.

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