Interactive tool reveals Covid cases in YOUR area as new Omicron variant hits UK

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As another new Covid variant emerges in the UK, we can reveal the number of positive coronavirus cases in your area – simply enter your postcode in our interactive tool below

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Boris Johnson outlines new travel measures

As the Prime Minister announced that anyone in contact with Omicron, a new strain of the virus, will be forced to isolate for 10 days, we reveal the Covid cases in your area.

Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Saturday evening, just hours after the first cases of the variant in the UK were confirmed.

Travellers coming to the UK will have to take a day two PCR test and anyone who is traced to have been in contact with someone who tests positive will have to isolate for 10 days.

Daily Covid cases in the UK have risen by 8.6 per cent in just a week as just under 40,000 new positive results were recorded today.

The UK has seen a total of 307,979 cases over the last seven days, with yesterday (Friday, November 26) recording 50,091 infections and 160 fatalities.

By simply entering your postcode in our interactive tool below, you can check the number of confirmed cases in your area

Following the PM’s announcement at 5pm, masks will again be mandatory in shops and public transport, and the Government has urged everyone to do their bit by getting their booster jab.

The first case of the Omicron variant was reported to the World Health Organisation from South Africa earlier this month, but in the last week cases were confirmed in Italy, Germany and Czech Republic.

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Earlier today the UK Government confirmed two cases in Chelmsford, Essex and Nottingham.

Boris Johnson addressed the nation to reintroduce restrictions
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The Prime Minister said: “This is the responsible course of action to slow down the seeding and the spread of this new variant and maximises our defences.”

A tweet from the PM’s office said: “COVID UPDATE: All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status.

“They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.”

Earlier today officials confirmed the first to Omicron cases in Brentwood, Essex, and Nottingham, forcing the PM to act.

In a press conference from Downing Street, he also announced that all arrivals to the UK will face mandatory PCR tests.

The Prime Minister added border measures can “only ever minimise and delay the arrival of a new variant rather than stop it all together”, so all contacts with a suspected case of the new variant will have to isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status.

“We will also go further in asking all of you to help contain the spread of this variant by tightening up the rules on face coverings in shops and on public transport,” Mr Johnson said.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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