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Three cases of the new Coronavirus variant known as ‘Omicron’ have now been found in the UK. This has been confirmed by Health Officials.

It comes after the news yesterday that two cases had been located in Chelmsford and the other has been located in Nottingham. Officials say the third case had been linked to a flight to South Africa, but the individual has since left the UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a Covid press conference last night, in which rules such as wearing face coverings in shops and on public transport will be re-implemented.

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