UK and the EU brace for more Omicron-induced closures and restrictions

The UK and EU are going into a mild journey panic as borders begin to close once more and restrictions re-imposed. Last night France imposed a ban on travel to and from the country, except for “travel for compelling reasons”. The solely “compelling” exemptions are for French and European travellers returning to France, or UK passengers heading within the other path.
Back at house, governments are mulling different domestic restrictions.
Additionally, all travellers arriving in France from the UK will need to quarantine for a minimal of 7 days. But this could be simply 2 days “if they supply a unfavorable take a look at after arriving within the country”.
Free are justifying the model new restrictions as a outcome of they’re “faced with the extraordinarily speedy spread of the Omicron variant within the UK”. Meanwhile French health officers are ramping up booster vaccines for their citizens as a further defence.
French President Emmanuel Macron has accused British PM Boris Johnson of “failing to keep his word on Brexit… the issue with the British government is that it does not do what it says”.
Last night’s deadline, midnight French time, has caused havoc for a number of occasions as well as hundreds of travellers who have had their vacation and journey plans scuppered. This weekend was European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup rugby matches between clubs from the UK and France. For now, they’ve been postponed.
France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Russia all figure within the top 10 of every day new instances yesterday.

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Additional restrictions have been also introduced in Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands yesterday as Euro governments try to comprise the unfold of the virulent new Covid strain, named Omicron by the WHO three weeks in the past following first confirmed stories in South Africa throughout November.
In Germany, which reported forty eight,375 new infections yesterday, the country’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach mentioned “that the country must put together for a challenge that we’ve not but had in this form”.
In Ireland, where a third of latest circumstances have been detected as the new variant, well being officers say they were anticipating “to see infections at a fee that’s far in extra of something we’ve seen to date”..

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