Two cases of Omicron variant detected in UK

Two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in Britain, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said Saturday.

Javid said the UK Health Security Agency had detected cases in Chelmsford and in Nottingham.

The cases are “linked” and the two individuals are now self-isolating along with their households while further tests and contact tracing take place, said Javid.