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Face mask mandates come into force in England again

New face mask mandates and other measures aimed at curbing the spread of the new Omicron variant come into effect in England from today.

From this morning, face coverings must be worn in shops, public transport, banks and hair salons.

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All international travellers must take a PCR test by the end of the second day after arrival.

Johnson said: “The measures taking effect today are proportionate and responsible, and will buy us time in the face of this new variant.”

“Not only will today’s steps help us slow down the variant’s spread, but they will help us protect each other and the gains we have all worked so hard for.”

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Britain has so far reported 11 cases of the new variant, with Government saying this number will rise in the coming days.

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