Covid: Scots urged to limit socialising and West End shows hit by outbreakson December 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm

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Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening.

All 11 countries currently on the UK’s red list for travel are being removed from it at 04:00 GMT on Wednesday, meaning arrivals from those countries will no longer have to go to a quarantine hotel. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said that Omicron was so widespread that the rules didn’t have a purpose any more. Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are the countries making up the list. Mr Javid has asked for advice about whether those already self-isolating in hotels would be able to leave early and if people would be reimbursed for their costs.

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