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The UK prepares for the arrival of a potentially more dangerous and transmissible new COVID-19 variant, as Europe reports its first case.

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Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the variant, named Omicron by the World Health Organization, was of “huge international concern” and could pose a “substantial public health risk”, but added some countries had an urgent need to implement restrictions beyond Wasn’t. “Red List” for travel.

In a repeat of last winter’s events, the government has responded to alerts about a new type of concern by imposing a flight ban on South Africa and adding the country and five neighbors to the red list.

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British and Irish citizens or residents arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe must book after 4am on Sunday 29 November and pay for a UK government-approved hotel quarantine facility for 10 days Will happen.

Anyone else who has lived in those six countries in the past 10 days will be denied entry to the UK.

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The company that developed the Pfizer COVID-19 shot has said it can manufacture and distribute a new version of its jab within 100 days if the new Omron version is found to make existing vaccines less effective.

BioNTech’s comment came as B.1.1.1.529, which was renamed after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, which was declared a type of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO), which said it was highly appears to be permeable.

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Six African countries added to the Travel Red List

The UK government has responded to an alert about Omicron – a new coronavirus variant of concern – by imposing a flight ban on South Africa and adding the country and five neighbors to the travel “red list”.

British and Irish citizens or residents arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe must book after 4am on Sunday 29 November and pay for a UK government-approved hotel quarantine facility for 10 days Will happen.

Anyone else who has lived in those six countries in the past 10 days will be denied entry to the UK.

our travel correspondent simon calder explains the restrictions in more detail here:

Red List: What the restrictions on six southern African countries mean for travelers

South Africa and neighboring countries were only removed from the hotel quarantine list in October

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The UK prepares for the arrival of the Omron Edition

The UK prepares for the arrival of a potentially more dangerous and transmissible new COVID-19 variant, as Europe reports its first case.

In Whitehall, the COVID-19 taskforce is scrambling to examine whether restrictions can be enforced if the variant displaces the delta and takes hold in the UK, while scientific advisers to the government have warned that now New measures are needed.

our science correspondent Samuel Lovett and economic editor Anna Isaac Find out more on this story:

UK prepares for expected arrival of new COVID version

Whitehall officials have been placed on a ‘war footing’ and told to begin enforcing restrictions in the future if the version eventually takes hold, while leading scientists have called for pre-emptive action.

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good morning and welcome GranthshalaLive coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK is gearing up for the arrival of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant which was first detected in Southern Africa.

Stay tuned to keep up with us for updates on the day’s latest news and statistics.

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