Tips for strictly following sanitary guidelines during the holiday season – Hiru News
A number of 265,766 booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were also administered in the country yesterday (17).
Meanwhile, the health industry has stressed that people should be careful during the holiday season.
The booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was given to more than 200,000 yesterday for the third day in a row.
As a result, the number of reminders administered in the country rose to 2,346,182.
Meanwhile, European countries are said to be focused on tightening social and pre-Christmas travel restrictions due to the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Denmark are all set to tighten their borders, while France has already taken steps to close its borders to the British.
French Prime Minister John Castex has announced that the Omicron variant will spread across Europe next year.
Yesterday 93,045 new infections were detected in Britain.
Another 111 deaths were reported yesterday, bringing the death toll from COVID in Britain to more than 147,000.
One of the first steps Britain has taken to tackle the Omicron variant is to speed up the booster vaccination.
Meanwhile, a study from Imperial College London found that the Omicron COVID variant is five times more likely to transmit than the Delta variant.
The study also found that immunity to the Omicron variant was as low as 19% due to previous infections.
Meanwhile, Dr Anwar Hamdani, director of medical technical services at the health ministry, said that in the face of the current situation, action should be taken to follow the sanitary instructions.