UK plan to introduce COVID-19 test for international arrivals will not come until November – The Guardian

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This content was published on October 6, 2020 – 20:16

(Reuters) – The UK government will not announce a planned plan to introduce the COVID-19 test for international arrivals until November, and instead the government will set up a global travel task force, The Guardian https : //www.theguardian.com/world / 2020 / Oct / 06 / no-covid-test-decision-for-international-arrivals-before-November reported Tuesday.

The government plans to announce the launch of the task force, set up at the request of Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, Thursday and which will be co-chaired by Transport Minister Grant Shapps and Health Minister Matt Hancock, the report adds. .

Airlines, including British Airways and EasyJet, last month 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.

(Reportage d’Aakriti Bhalla à Bengaluru)

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