Coronavirus pandemic: ++ Great Britain tightened entry rules ++

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Status: December 7th, 2021 5:27 am

Great Britain is tightening its entry rules from today due to the Omikron variant. The hospitals in the Netherlands are receiving military support again. All developments in the live blog.

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Because of the Omikron variant: Great Britain tightened entry rules

From today, travelers to the UK must have a negative corona test before coming into the country. The regulation applies to all adults as well as children and adolescents from the age of twelve. The PCR or antigen test must not be older than 48 hours. The measure is intended to slow the spread of the omicron variant of the corona virus, as the British Ministry of Health announced. The government had previously made a post-arrival PCR test mandatory for all travelers. A quarantine obligation applies until a negative result is received. The government in London has also imposed a ten-day hotel quarantine on people arriving from several African countries, including South Africa and Nigeria, at their own expense.

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Military support for Dutch hospitals because of Corona

In the Netherlands, the army is again providing support in expanding hospital capacities due to the increasing number of infections with the coronavirus. “The military is trying to support the Dutch hospitals to ensure that no hospital has to refuse patients,” said military representative Martin van Dijk of the AFP. As the head of operations, he coordinates the construction of an additional corona station in the Utrecht hospital. The Corona station can be operated thanks to 50 military personnel with medical training, said van Dijk. “What we are trying to do here is to increase the number of beds available for Covid patients.” It is about relieving the burden on the health system in the entire region. The Dutch military had already been deployed in hospitals from October 2020 to June because of the pandemic.

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