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UK plan to introduce COVID-19 testing for international arrivals won't come until November - The Guardian

Tue, 6th Oct 2020 19:55

Oct 6 (Reuters) - The UK government will not announce an
anticipated plan to introduce COVID-19 testing for international
arrivals until November, and instead the government will set up
a global travel taskforce, The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/06/no-covid-testing-decision-for-international-arrivals-before-november
reported Tuesday.

The government is planning to announce the launch of the
taskforce, set up at the request of Prime Minister Boris Johnson
on Thursday, on Thursday and which will be jointly chaired by
transport minister Grant Shapps and health minister Matt
Hancock, the report added.

Last month, Airlines including British Airways and EasyJet
urged the UK government to introduce coronavirus testing as an
alternative to quarantine by the end of the month, in what they
described as a "last chance" to save the industry.

(Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru)

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