London's major incident status stood down

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced that he is standing down the ‘major incident’ status in London, but has warned the city will remain on high alert due to the significant threat Covid-19 and the Omicron variant still poses in the capital.

Cllr Georgia Gould, Chair of London Councils, said:

“London’s communities have shown their amazing resilience and compassion throughout the latest Omicron wave of Covid. People have been coming forward for their first, second and booster jabs, wearing face masks and testing regularly, playing their part in keeping London safe and protecting the NHS and local services.

“The Mayor’s decision today shows how far we have come in London in just a few weeks. But it’s not over yet. Case rates remain high, NHS and social care are still busy with Covid and winter pressures and there are Londoners that have not had all of their vaccinations.

“Boroughs will be working with the Mayor and other London partners to ensure we continue to bring Covid rates and hospitalisations down and working to support our communities.”


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