Coronavirus: Scotland and Wales urge PM to agree UK approach on Omicron variant

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Boris Johnson has been urged to introduce far tougher travel restrictions on travellers from abroad by the first ministers of Scotland and Wales, as six new cases of the Omnicron variant emerged in Scotland.

Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, and Mark Drakeford, the Welsh first minister, also urged Johnson to host an urgent meeting of Cobra, the UK government’s emergency planning committee, to agree a common approach.

Sturgeon said she and Drakeford believed there was a clear need to increase quarantine times and precautionary testing for new arrivals to prevent the variant getting a hold in the UK.

Speaking at an emergency briefing in Edinburgh, Sturgeon said all travellers from abroad should quarantine for eight days and undergo a PCR test on the eighth day, as well as on day two, as is already required

Six Omicron cases found in Scotland as ministers resist calls for tougher rules

Scotland and Wales urge PM to agree UK approach on Omicron variant

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