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UK’s Johnson sets out more measures to fight new COVID variant

British PM Johnson hosts Polish PM Morawiecki on Downing Street
British PM Johnson hosts Polish PM Morawiecki on Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled on Saturday new measures to try to stop the spread of a new coronavirus variant called Omicron, saying all arrivals would have to take a test and it was time to step up booster jabs.

“We will require anyone who enters the UK to take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival and to self-isolate until they have a negative result,” Johnson told a news conference.

He 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 the government would tighten up the rules on wearing face coverings.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William Schomberg)

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