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State health officials ask Georgians to remember testing, vaccination as new COVID variant emerges

While there's been no detection in Georgia of the new COVID variant known as Omicron, state public health officials are urging Georgians not to let their guard down. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a statement Friday asking Georgia residents to be tested if they have any symptoms of COVID. They also continue to push vaccination for those who have not received their shots. To date, 58% of eligible Georgians have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 51% are considered fully vaccinated.
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PM says anyone arriving in UK must take PCR test

Cases of the new variant appearing in the UK were inevitable. What was not inevitable was the government’s response, moving swiftly to tighten rules for those arriving in the country and for the wearing of face coverings in shops and on public transport in England. In Scotland, Wales and Northern...
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How to get a Government-approved day two PCR test

Anyone who enters the UK must take a PCR test by the end of the second day after arrival and self-isolate until they have received a negative result. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the measure in a press conference earlier today (November 28), but did not clarify exactly when the rules would come into force. Previously, travellers had the option of taking a cheaper lateral flow test.
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BBC

New Covid variant: PCR testing to be introduced for arrivals in UK

The PM has announced that all travellers entering the UK must take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival, and must self-isolate until they receive a negative test result. Boris Johnson stresses he does not want to stop travel, and border measures can only...
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COVID-19 update: Australia’s authorities conducting urgent testing amid fears new Omicron variant has touched down the country

There are fears a new strain of coronavirus has already made its way into Australia, despite the country taking preventative measures. Urgent genomic testing is underway in NSW after two passengers who arrived from southern Africa in Sydney on Saturday night tested positive to COVID-19. The passengers were among 14...
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Omicron Covid variant in UK: Additional testing in Nottingham and Chelmsford explained after cases detected

Two cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have been discovered in the UK. The new variant has sparked worldwide concern, as it is thought to be more resistant to the vaccine. UK experts believe the new variant – currently known by its scientific name B.1.1.529 – could reduce vaccine effectiveness to as little as 30 per cent and there are signs it is more transmissible than the currently dominant Delta strain.
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Repeat PCR testing is mandatory for all passengers at the depot

The government has decided to make PCR testing compulsory for travelers again tomorrow, taking into account the vicious circulation of the new variant “Omicron” found in South Africa. Reconnecting. In a press release issued on Saturday, November 27th, Reunion Island prefecture announced that it would reschedule PCR testing for all...
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New COVID Variant Reinforces Need for Vaccination and Testing

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the emergence of a new COVID variant first detected in southern Africa. The variant has not been detected in Georgia at this time. Named Omicron by the World Health Organization (WHO), the variant has a large number of mutations. Scientists...
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Shropshire Star

Testing for arrivals to UK ‘huge blow’ to travel industry

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced that everyone who arrives in the UK will need to have a PCR test. The introduction of compulsory PCR tests for Covid-19 for everyone arriving in the UK has been described as a “huge blow” for the travel industry. The move, announced by...
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Omicron variant: UK imposes isolation and PCR testing on arrival for travelers

The United Kingdom without health restrictions despite a galloping epidemic?. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday a series of measures aimed at curbing the Covid-19 epidemic and preventing the spread of the Omicron variant. They target travelers, with compulsory isolation until they have the results of the PCR...
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Gujarat requires RT-PCR testing for some countries due to new variants

The government of Gujarat today made RT-PCR testing mandatory for travelers landing at the airport from a multitude of countries, including South Africa, as concerns growing over the new variant of Covid Omicron is invading the world. Passengers from Europe, UK, Brazil, South Africa, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand...
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