Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a ‘major incident’ in the UK capital over the quickly deteriorating epidemiological situation prompted by the fast-spreading Omicron variant.
“Today I have declared a major incident in London because of the serious threat of Covid-19 to our city. This will help us avoid disruption to frontline services and to the life-saving booster vaccine rollout,” the mayor said on Twitter on Saturday.
A major incident is announced when special arrangements by emergency services might be required to deal with a serious event or situation. Such incidents are “likely to involve serious harm, damage, disruption or risk to human life,” welfare, or essential services.