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UK to tighten entry rules after 2 Omicron cases found

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) annual conference, at the Port of Tyne, in South Shields, England, on November 22, 2021. (Owen Humphreys/Pool Photo via AP)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) annual conference, at the Port of Tyne, in South Shields, England, on November 22, 2021. (Owen Humphreys/Pool Photo via AP)

The UK government on Saturday says it is 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.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the measures at a news conference alongside his chief medical officers.

Hours earlier, the UK health secretary confirmed that two people tested positive with the Omicron variant and that the cases are linked and related to travel from southern Africa.

 

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