Britain Announces 1st Death from Omicron Variant of Coronavirus

Chosun Ilbo | Dec 14, 2021 at 9:07 AM
  • Britain has recorded its first death from the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the death Monday, the day after he warned during a nationally televised speech that Britain was facing a “tidal wave” of new infections from omicron.
  • Johnson announced his government was launching a campaign to get everyone in the country a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by New Year’s Eve, accelerating his previous deadline by a full month.