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Covid: Sajid Javid defends 'swift action' on Omicron variant

The health secretary says mask rules and travel tests will help to protect Christmas celebrations.

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New Covid variant: Will new measures against Omicron work?

The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.

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Covid: Two cases of new variant Omicron detected in UK

Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary says.