UK's Johnson says 'we're looking at all kinds of things' to tackle Omicron
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was looking at all kinds of measures to keep the Omicron coronavirus variant under control as the situation was extremely difficult, cautioning that further restrictions might be needed, News.Az reports citing Reuters.
Britain has reported record levels of COVID-19 cases over the past week, with officials and ministers warning that hospitalisations are also rising.
Speaking after a more than two-hour cabinet meeting to discuss the latest COVID-19 situation, Johnson said the situation was "extremely difficult" and that hospitalisations were rising steeply in London.
"We will have to reserve the possibility of taking further action to protect the public, and to protect public health and the NHS (National Health Service), and we won't hesitate to take that action," Johnson said.
"We are looking at all kinds of things to keep Omicron under control and we will rule nothing out."