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La Liga: Real Sociedad top standings, Atletico held by Levante******
MADRID, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Second half goals from Alexander Isak and Aritz Elustondo gave Real Sociedad a 2-0 win away to Celta Vigo on Thursday night, which kept them three points clear of Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Betis at the top of La Liga.
Isak opened the scoring at a rainy Balaidos stadium on 54 minutes from close range after Adnan Januzaj's shot was blocked.
Celta forward Brais Mendez saw a goal ruled out for offside in an entertaining game, before Aritz Elustondo doubled Real Sociedad's lead when he deflected Mikel Merino's header into the Celta goal.
Two penalties from Levante midfielder Enis Bardhi twice pegged back Atletico Madrid in a 2-2 draw in the Ciudad de Valencia Stadium.
Antoine Griezmann popped up at the far post to put Atletico ahead in the 12th minute, before Bardhi's first penalty in the 37th minute after a clumsy challenge from Luis Suarez on Ruben Vezo.
Atletico substitute Matheus Cunha thought he had won the game with his 74th-minute strike shortly after coming on for Griezmann, but the Brazilian was then penalized for handball with four minutes left and again Bardhi kept his cool to slot the ball past Jan Oblak.
Jorge Molina's 97th-minute header saved a point for Granada and denied Getafe their first win of the season as the two teams drew 1-1 in Los Carmines with a result that leaves nobody happy.
Enes Unal put Getafe ahead in the 37th minute and Granada then controlled most of the ball and saw how Luis Suarez hit a penalty high over the bar in the 78th minute.
Molina hit the Getafe post with a header in injury-time, but the game looked to have escaped them before the veteran striker flicked home a corner with the seven minutes of injury-time completed.
On Wednesday night, Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Osasuna, Sevilla drew 1-1 in Mallorca and Betis thrashed Valencia 4-1. FC Barcelona lost 1-0 to Rayo Vallecano, which led to coach Ronald Koeman being sacked in the early hours of Thursday morning, with B-team coach Sergi Barjuan named as caretaker boss later in the day. Enditem
Britain says Omicron accounts for 40% of London infections******
Britain said yesterday that the Omicron variant of coronavirus was spreading at a "phenomenal rate" and accounted for about 40 percent of all infections in London so people should get an additional dose of the vaccine because double-jabbed people are vulnerable.。
Since the first cases of the Omicron variant were detected on November 27 in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed tougher restrictions and told the nation on Sunday that a "tidal wave" of Omicron was about to hit.。
Britain says that unless action is taken there could be a million people infected with Omicron, which scientists say can still infect people who are double-vaccinated, by the end of the month.。
"What we now know about Omicron is that... it's spreading at a phenomenal rate, something that we've never seen before, it's doubling every two to three days in infections," Health Secretary Sajid Javid told Sky News.。
"That means we're facing a tidal wave of infection, we're once again in a race between the vaccine and the virus," he added.。
Johnson, who is grappling with a rebellion in his Conservative party over measures to curb the Omicron spread and an outcry over alleged Downing Street parties during last year's lockdowns, said that people should rush to get booster vaccines to protect "our freedoms and our way of life."
The novel coronavirus, which was first detected in China in late 2019, has killed 5.3 million people, wiped out trillions of dollars in economic output and turned normal life upside down for people across the world.。
Data released on Friday showed that vaccine efficacy against symptomatic infection was substantially reduced against Omicron with just two doses, but a third dose boosted protection up to over 70 percent.。
Though Javid said there had been no deaths yet confirmed in England and just 10 people were hospitalized in England with the variant, he said Omicron was probably behind around 40 percent of infections in London.。
He said that while symptoms of the variant might be milder, its swift spread meant that unless the government acted then the health service could be overwhelmed.。
"Even when a virus is mild, a small percentage of people from a very large number still can equal a high number of hospitalizations," Javid said.。
"Two doses are not enough, but three doses still provide excellent protection against symptomatic infection," he said.。