London Tube Loses Almost One Fifth of Riders in One Week Over Omicron

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “London Tube Loses Almost One Fifth of Riders in One Week Over Omicron” – below is their description.

The number of people using London’s subway fell by almost a fifth after the government advised people to work from home because of the rapid spread of the omicron variant of Covid-19.

Figures for the Monday-morning rush hour up until 10 a.m. showed that the number of entries and exits on the Tube, as the city’s underground rail system is known, dropped 18% from the previous week. Travel by bus, which tends to include more schoolchildren, was down only 6% as schools stayed open, according to Transport for London.

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Similar Content

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Faces Calls to Resign Over ‘Partygate’
  • Scientists Race to Save Submerged Roman City From Rock-Eating Bacteria
  • Boosters Effectively Fend Off Delta, Omicron Variants in Studies
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • No restrictions for fully vaxxed in QLD, Vaccine intervals cut | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • National COVID-19 update: changes to Australia’s international arrivals | 7NEWS
  • COVID-19 lockout extended for Alice Springs | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • The Care Army is back and bigger than ever | 7NEWS
  • WA border opening delay prompts relief and resentment in business and tourism sectors | ABC News
  • In This Story: Omicron

    The Omicron variant of Covid-19 (also known as B.1.1.529) has been declared a Variant of Concern.

    The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529 – which is known as Omicron – the group declared the variant a Variant of Concern.

    5 Recent Items: Omicron

  • COVID-19: Will Canadians have to take more vaccine boosters in the future?
  • Boosters Effectively Fend Off Delta, Omicron Variants in Studies
  • China’s Omicron outbreaks dampening Lunar New Year travels
  • COVID-19 vaccine boosters 90% effective against Omicron hospitalization: CDC
  • ‘Credibility is an increasing issue in markets,’ strategist says
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....