LIVE: Minister of Health holds press conference on response to Covid Omicron variant

Welsh Government Health Minister Eluned Morgan will hold a press conference today to take stock of Wales’ response to the Omicron Covid variant.

She will be joined by Gillian Richardson, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Vaccines) amid concerns over the new transfer.

Although no cases have been detected in Wales so far, Chief Medical Officer Dr Frank Atherton said it was only “a matter of time”.

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