How is the government handling Omicron?


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We are slowly learning more and more about this new Covid variant, but it could be weeks before we know just how contagious and harmful it could be. Wasting no time, over the weekend the government has banned travel from certain countries and tightened domestic Covid measures.
'It's fair to say that ministers are anxious enough to bring back things that they have developed a personal resistance too.' - Isabel Hardman
To discuss the ramifications of Omicron Katy Balls talks to James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman.
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