Covid tracers in Omicron case seek contacts from more than week ago
The Guardian says Officials investigating one of the first cases in the UK of the Omicron coronavirus variant are searching for potential contacts as far back as nine days ago, raising questions over how long the new variant has been in the country.
Essex county council said targeted testing was focused on customers, staff and delivery drivers at a branch of the KFC fast food chain in Brentwood on 19 November and those who attended a church two days later.
On Saturday, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, announced the detection of the first two cases of the variant that was initially identified in South Africa.
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