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Scotland Expects Omicron Variant to Overtake Delta Within Days

The Scottish government expects omicron to overtake delta as the prevalent Covid-19 variant within days after a jump in infections that’s prompted health officials to tighten the rules on self-isolation.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the country will require more case contacts to stay home regardless of vaccination status and recommended workplace Christmas parties should be postponed. U.K. leaders will discuss the latest stage of the pandemic at a so-called Cobra meeting later on Friday.