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British PM Announces First Death Due To Omicron Variant

New Delhi: Even as the United Kingdom (UK) rolled out its ambitious booster programme for the vaccinated above 30 population on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that one person has died with Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Speaking during a visit to a vaccination clinic near Paddington, in west London, Boris Johnson said: “Sadly, yes Omicron is producing hospitalisations and sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron.

“So I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think that’s something we need to set on one side and just recognise the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population. So the best thing we can do is all get our boosters.”