UK takes new measures to slow Omicron coronavirus variant

UK takes new measures to slow Omicron coronavirus variant

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11/27/2021 11:35:00 PM

UK takes new measures to slow Omicron coronavirus variant

Britain announced new measures on Saturday to try to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant and a top health official said there was a 'reasonable chance' that vaccines could be less effective against it.

RegisterLONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Britain announced new measures on Saturday to try to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant and a top health official said there was a "reasonable chance" that vaccines could be less effective against it.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said arrivals from all countries would have to self-isolate until receiving a negative result from a PCR test, that face masks must be worn in retail settings and it was time to step up booster jabs."We need to buy time for our scientists to understand exactly what we are dealing with," he told a news conference.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterJohnson said those who had come into contact with people testing positive for a suspected case of Omicron would have to self-isolate for 10 days and that face masks must be worn in shops and on public transport but not restaurants and pubs in England.

England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty told the same news conference there was a reasonable chance that the newly identified variant could be less easy to tackle with vaccines.1/7People walk over Westminster Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, August 7, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

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Read More"There is a reasonable chance that at least there will be some degree of vaccine escape with this variant," he said.Health minister Sajid Javid confirmed earlier on Saturday the first two cases of the new variant in Britain, saying they were linked to each other and connected to travel to southern Africa.

The two individuals and all members of their households were being re-tested and told to self-isolate while further testing and contact tracing was done.England will also add Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola to its travel "red list" from 0400 GMT on Sunday, meaning British and Irish residents who arrive in the country must quarantine in a government-approved hotel for 10 days. Non-residents will be refused entry.

That list already contained Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterReporting by Costas Pitas, Elizabeth Piper and William Schomberg; Editing by Mark Heinrich, Nick Macfie and Frances Kerry

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2 cases of Omicron variant detected in the UK, health secretary saysThe US, Europ ean Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from Afr ican countries following the discovery of an aggressive mutation of the Covid-19 virus. Follow for the latest news updates. Seal the borders! NOW! I’m starting to think they just want us to learn the entire Greek alphabet. How are they testing for that variant?

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First Omicron variant cases discovered in U.K. says health secretarySajid Javid said the two cases have a 'connection with travel to southern Afr ica.' I give it 4 days and they'll find a case in the US. We can’t read your website because it’s cluttered with overlapping layers of ads upon ads!

U.K. Counts 2 Cases Of Omicron Variant, Health Secretary SaysThe health secretary said the two cases are “linked” and “there is a connection with travel to southern Afr ica.” Took some working out. Basically how things are about to go.

UK plans new measures to combat omicron coronavirus variant | AP NewsLONDON (AP) — The U.K. government on Saturday said that it was planning new measures to combat the omicron COVID -19 variant, including mandatory PCR tests for all arriving international travelers and ramping up the use of face masks. 2 day antigen testing rule didn't last long... 🥱

COVID-19 live updates: New variant omicron found in UKVice Pres. Kamala Harris says she has been briefed on the omicron variant and when asked if there will be any additional travel restrictions, she said they will be 'taking it one step at a time.' Meaning, she needs to know what Biden’s handlers want her to say. In the last pandemic t/mutating virus evolved over time into less lethal strains. Why are highly lethal variants evolving&spreading&we have a vaccine?Something has gone so very wrong and authorities aren't talking.. My 16yr old could have given a better response.