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UK imposes new measures to control Covid-19

UK authorizes a new treatment for Covid-19. Travel restrictions introduced by UK government.

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The UK has approved an antibody treatment (the second of its kind) for Covid patients that reduces their risk of becoming severely ill.

A UK government press release states, “Xevudy (sotrovimab), has today been approved by the MHRA after it was found to be safe and effective at reducing the risk of hospitalisation and death in people with mild to moderate COVID-19 infection who are at an increased risk of developing severe disease.”

The UK intends also to tighten the entry requirements for foreign travelers.

A UK government press release states, “Anyone aged 12 and above wishing to travel to the UK will need to show a negative pre-departure test (LFD or PCR) as close as possible to departure and not more than 48 hours before to slow the importation of the new variant.”

Nigeria is the latest addition to the UK’s red list for travel.

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