Health Secretary Sajid Javid updates MPs on new coronavirus variant | Watch Live

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Published on 29 Nov 2021, 16:03
Health Secretary Sajid Javid gives an update to MPs in the House of Commons on the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Watch live here from 15:30.

Six African countries have been placed on the travel red list, with mask wearing encouraged in high risk settings such as supermarkets.

The Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said the strain appears to be more transmissible and might be able to evade vaccines - which is why it's important to act quickly.