General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
2 days ago — UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said from 12:00 GMT on Friday six countries would be added to the red list, with flights being temporarily banned.
All flights from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana , Lesotho and Eswatini are being suspended.
From midday non-UK and Irish residents will be banned from entering England if they have been in the six countries in the past 10 days.
Mr Javid said the government had acted "swiftly" and "in a proportionate way".
But a doctor who treated the variant said there had been unnecessary panic.
Dr Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association and the South African doctor who treated early cases of the Omicron variant told the BBC countries could be "panicking unnecessarily" and the symptoms she had seen were "extremely mild".
She said she had first encountered the variant in patients who had fatigue, aches and pains, but no cough or change in sense of smell or taste. "We haven't admitted anyone," she said.
Then this ..........
"Tests on passengers on two flights into Amsterdam found 61 cases of Covid, of which 13 were the Omicron variant."
......... which doesn't make any sense at all !
Meanwhile, "Labour has called for full implementation of Plan B and for improved sick pay to encourage self-isolation."
Replied: 28th Nov 2021 at 14:52