Boris Johnson under pressure to bring work home and introduce 8-day quarantine for ALL arrivals to UK

BORIS Johnson is today under pressure to bring work home and introduce an 8-day travel quarantine for ALL people arriving in the UK.

First Minister of Scotland and Wales Sturgeon Nicola and Mark Drakeford have joined forces to call for more urgent measures to combat the new virus spreading in the UK.

Sturgeon urges Boris to strengthen isolation rules


Sturgeon urges Boris to strengthen isolation rulesCredit: Getty

They requested an urgent Cobra meeting today – and Additional quarantine for travelers arriving in the country.

Scots have been asked to work from home at the moment – pressure is on the Prime Minister to make a similar move.

However, that advice was never fully lifted in Scotland.

From tomorrow all visitors will take a day 2 PCR testiclest and quarantine until it’s back up and running under the new suppression rules.

And Secretary of State Liz Truss said the right thing to do is to keep the border open as far as possible.

But the pair are urging him to go further by forcing everyone to also take the eight-day test and isolate until that comes. negative back.

And they want to make sure that the UK Treasury will spend more money on business and other business support schemes – in case they have to close.

Their letter to the Prime Minister read: “The arrival of Omicron poses a potential threat to the UK. It is clear that this strain is already here and it is highly transmissible.”

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“We need to work collectively – and effective – as the Four Countries taking all reasonable steps to control the entry of the virus into the country and subsequently to limit its spread. “

Ms Sturgeon and Mr Drakeford said a participatory UK approach warranted an emergency Cobra meeting “as soon as possible”.

Regarding their key need for stricter travel rules, they said: “We believe reinstating the requirement for ‘8-day’ PCR testing for travelers to the UK – same with the ‘2nd day’ requirement announced, and therefore the quarantine requirement for that whole period – now necessary.

“The public health advice is clear that this is the best and safest way.”

Although each government developed responsibility for health care and therefore responded to the pandemic separately, the travel rules are roughly similar.

However, it comes after Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer John Swinney said earlier that it was likely the virus was circulating in the community – as the variant had been found in people who had not recently traveled to South Africa, where is it supposed to come from.

The leaders also splashed beggars to demand more money from the British government coffers.

They asked Rishi Sunak to sponsor Fast payment for Scottish and Welsh businesses in the event they have to close.

Opening up the old front lines, they say: “We don’t want to be again in a position where our public health interventions are negatively impacted by a lack of financial support, but can be switched on as required.” demand for England.”

Earlier today, the Foreign Secretary also weighed in, saying it was important to “keep the travel routes open where possible” for the sake of the economy, rather than imposing travel bans. foreign calendar.

Israel and Japan have decided to block all foreign visitors from entering their countries since this variant emerged, while Britain has chosen to add 10 southern African countries to its quarantine list.

Liz Truss, speaking at a press conference with Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told the PA news agency: “On the topic of the variant, we acted very quickly to first bring it up. countries on the red list where that’s a risk, but also take precautions domestically.

“We don’t have complete information about this new variant yet, but it is true that we take those precautions while investigating further.

“And it’s important to make sure we stay open to tourist routes where possible, especially to ensure that our economy stays strong, and to take the necessary actions.

“We’ve got the right balance.”

New rules to try and fight the new variant of Covid are out tomorrow.

It includes mandatory masks for public transport, shops, and the common areas of the middle school.

But they are not yet required in classrooms, pubs or other indoor environments.

Ministers said they were trying to strike a balance, and they had no evidence yet on how it could affect hospitalizations and deaths.

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