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Covid: Health Secretary Sajid Javid to detail new measures

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Covid: Health Secretary Sajid Javid to detail new measures

sunakhari news/ kathmandu – The PM has announced mandatory face masks in shops and on public transport in England – and PCR tests will be required for all overseas arrivals.


Arrivals from 10 new red list countries will need to quarantine for 10 days.

Mr Javid is expected to provide more details when he appears on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show at 09:00 GMT.MPs will be given a subsequent vote in Parliament.

But the measures – announced by Boris Johnson in a news conference on Saturday after the confirmation of the first two confirmed cases of the new variant in the UK – do not go as far as the government’s Plan B, which ministers have long said is their contingency plan if intervention on Covid is needed to protect the NHS.

So that means it is not expected that ministers will introduce vaccine passports in England or issue advice to work from home. Mr Johnson explained in the news conference that he was happy that the current “proportionate” response was keeping number of cases of the dominant Delta variant of Covid under control.