UK To Halt Hotel Quarantine And Remove All 11 Countries From COVID Travel Red List

UK To Halt Hotel Quarantine And Remove All 11 Countries From COVID Travel Red List

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the decision on Tuesday in parliament, adding that obligatory hotel quarantine for tourists from certain African nations will be set to end, Xinhua reported.


UK To Halt Hotel Quarantine And Remove All 11 Countries From COVID Travel Red List 

Given that the Omicron variant has been spread in the United Kingdom, all 11 countries that were added into England’s COVID travel red list will be withdrawn early Wednesday, as fears over importing Omicron cases subside.

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the decision on Tuesday in parliament, adding that obligatory hotel quarantine for tourists from certain African nations will be set to end, Xinhua reported.

Following the news, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that all existing testing protocols would be retained and examined in the first week of January.

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, convened his cabinet virtually on Tuesday morning, after months of in-person meetings. Johnson informed his senior staff that “a huge spike of Omicron" is approaching and that Plan B’s measures are “balanced and proportionate“.

Source - LBC

Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, addressed the cabinet on the newest findings about the Omicron variant, noting that the doubling time remained between two and three days. According to Sky News, Whitty also said that a “substantial spike in hospitalizations" is likely as a result of Omicron.

According to official numbers published Tuesday, Britain recorded 59,610 new coronavirus cases, increasing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,932,545.

Additionally, the government recorded 150 additional coronavirus-related fatalities. Coronavirus-related fatalities in Britain presently total 146,627, with 7,672 COVID-19 patients still hospitalised.

According to the latest numbers, more than 89 percent of people aged 12 and older in the United Kingdom have received their first dose of vaccination and more than 81 percent have received both doses. Over 41% had received booster vaccinations, or the third dose of coronavirus vaccine.

To restore normalcy, nations such as the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Russia, and the United States have been racing against the clock to provide coronavirus vaccines.

Source – BERNAMA

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