New coronavirus variant: Two cases of the new variant, known as Omicron, have been confirmed in the UK
Two case of the new coronavirus variant have been confirmed in the UK.
Both cases are believed to be connected and there is a link to southern Africa.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said targeted testing is now being carried out, as travel restrictions were set to be introduced for Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out further measures during a Downing Street press conference later on Saturday.
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