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Sajid Javid says Covid super-strain Omicron has NOT raised threat of lockdown 'yet'

Boris Johnson tonight unveiled emergency measures to try to slow the spread of the Omicron variant - which is feared to be faster-spreading than Delta and more able to evade vaccines.

But extraordinarily despite his warnings about the peril there is so far no exact timings for when most of the changes take effect.

The PM announced:

All arrivals to UK must take a PCR test, rather than a lateral flow, on day two from 'next week', and isolate at home until they get the result;
All contacts of someone found to be infected with the Omicron variant must self-isolate for 10 days;
Facemasks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport, again 'from next week';
Seven more countries in southern Africa have been put on the UK's red list from 4am Sunday. Only British residents can come to the UK after visiting red list locations, and even then they must do a spell at a quarantine hotel.
Sajid Javid has said the Covid-19 super-strain Omicron has not raised the threat of lockdown 'yet' despite cases being found in Britain.

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