The government has cut back on professional Covid-19 testing for most people under forty amid record rates of infection with the virus.

A new record case load was set last night,prompting the Chief Medical Officer to urge people not to mix with other households indoors this New Year's Eve.

Until Christmas Eve, the threshold of 10-thousand Covid-19 infections in a single day had never been crossed.

But new records have been set and broken four times since then, reaching 20 thousand, five hundred and fifty four.

The Chief Medical officer says Omicron now accounts for 90% of infections here and hospital admissions are "not sustainable".

 

 

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