This is awful and badly managed disruption but NL tests at airport found about 1 in 6 people +ve. In England people allowed just to go home and test later. Ours is the riskier approach by farm https://t.co/o0wPqtukPK
There have been a number of overview threads on the emerging variant designated as @PangoNetwork lineage B.1.1.529, @nextstrain clade 21K and @WHO Variant of Concern Omicron. I'm not going to attempt to be comprehensive here, but will highlight a few aspects of the data. 1/16
61 people on a flight of 600to the Netherlands tested positive for COVID-19 on screening flights from SA – variant status now being assessed. Not imposing mandatory quarantine from all regions including SA is a huge failure of UK policy. This variant is very likely widespread.