First Omicron case confirmed in Norwich

People out and about in Gentleman's Walk as face masks are to become compulsory on public transport

Norwich's first case of Omicron has been confirmed by the UK Health Security Agency. - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

The UK Health Security Agency has confirmed the first case of Omicron in Norwich.

As of December 6 the city had one case confirmed with another three suspected cases awaiting further testing.

The Norwich case is one of five established cases across the county.

Broadland is the county's only local authority with no cases or suspected cases.

The county's first case was announced on November 29.

The north Norfolk case was one of eight new cases announced in England that day.

On December 8, Boris Johnson announced new Plan B rules in hopes of slowing the spread of the new variant.

The new rules included working from home where possible and the reintroduction of masks in indoor venues.