British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that the U.K.‘s state-run hospitals will face “considerable pressure” in the coming weeks due to the steep rise in virus infections.
Mr. Johnson urged the public to get a booster vaccination, saying there are slots available for two million people this week. So far almost 34 million people have received the booster jabs.
The Omicron variant “does seem pretty conclusively to be less severe than Delta or Alpha,” he said. “It is putting fewer people into ICU.”