United Kingdom returns to PCRs and quarantines upon arrival after the two cases of the new variant

The United Kingdom will reimplanted PCR's compulsory at the two days of reaching the country (plus quarantine until it confirms that the test has given negativ

United Kingdom returns to PCRs and quarantines upon arrival after the two cases of the new variant

The United Kingdom will reimplanted PCR's compulsory at the two days of reaching the country (plus quarantine until it confirms that the test has given negative) in response to the new international alert by the OMICRON Variant of the Covid19. "People will be able to continue traveling, but we are going to implement new preventive and temporary measures," the "Premier" Boris Johson reported at a press conference.

At least two cases of the OMICron variant have been detected in the last hours on the British Isles, one in Essex and another in Nottingham. The two cases are apparently connected and correspond to people who have recently traveled south of Africa and are currently in quarantine. The British Government has included ten countries at its "Red List" -Suréfrica, Botswana, Lesotho, ESwatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique - and does not rule out including new countries in which it detects a high presence of the variant , apparently more resistant to vaccines.

Boris Johnson announced that the use of masks in stores and public transport will be mandatory again, and was referred to the announcement that the Sajid Javid Health Secretary will do in the next few hours to know in detail all the measures. The "Premier" avoided speculating about the possibility of a new confinement in the coming weeks and came to vaticinate that this Christmas "will be considerably better than last year."

"We do not yet know how effective the vaccines are against this new variant," Johnson warned. The "Premier" anticipated a new impetus to the third reinforcement vaccine, which reaches 23% of the population so far.

Even with two doses or with a third, visitors to the UK or British back should be submitted to PCR on the second day of their arrival. For two months, the obligation of the PCR had left a simple test of antigens on the second day for the doubly vaccinated (without the need to isolate themselves until the result).

The United Kingdom again overcome this week the barrier of the 50,000 daily cases, although on Saturday, 39,567 cases and 131 deaths were recorded. The Chris Whitty Medical Advisor confirmed that it has occurred in November after the fall registered in October, but said that the number of deaths and hospitalizations continues to fall.

Updated Date: 27 November 2021, 13:11

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