World countries set test obligation for vaccinated medical personnel from
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Health Minister Greg Hunt on Saturday announced Australia would be joining Europe and the US in closing its borders to nine southern African countries to stop the new variant from entering the country. There are though 20 returned travellers quarantining in the Northern Territory who were repatriated from South Africa last week - one of whom has tested positive to Covid.Health officials in the Northern Territory are expected to confirm whether or not the infected case has the hyper-virulent new variant later on Saturday evening.
The Countries' health ministers have exposed to the test obligation required in the new Infection Protection Act for vaccinated or recent personnel in medical facilities. The daily testing also leads from fully immunized employees' to unreasonable burdens of the areas already burdened by the pandemic ", according to AFP information in a unanimous decision of the Minister of Thursday. The Federal Corporation must "clearly clarify" that this group is sufficient for this group's antigen rapid test twice a week.
until this is done, the corresponding scheme in paragraph 28b, paragraph 2 of the Infection Protection Act, with a view to vaccinated or geneses in the affected facilities, will continue to be stated by the countries. The documentation and report obligation on the tests is also exposed.
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Epidemiologist Nancy Baxter, who is the head of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at University of Melbourne, said 'there's reason to be concerned but no reason to panic'.Epidemiologist Nancy Baxter, who is the head of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at University of Melbourne, said 'there's reason to be concerned but no reason to panic' about the new variant.
According to the new Infection Protection Act, the staff must make a corona test before each service in hospitals, medical practices and nursing homes before each service entry - regardless of the vaccination status. The test results must be documented every day and regularly submitted to the competent health insurance offices. In the 48-hour rhythm vaccinated and geneses can only be tested when a PCR test is used.
"The test capacities are limited only and, in particular, the laboratory capacities are already exhausted by the high incidences in numerous countries," says in the Country Decision. "In addition, equality of immunized and non-immunized persons reduces the motivation for vaccination - especially in these highly sensitive areas."
Bavaria, which currently has chaired Health Ministers Conference (GMK), had already announced on Wednesday that it exposes the obligation to report on the tests. The Joint Decision of the GMK now supported all 16 federal states without counter-votes or abstentions.
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Asia holds tight on borders, casting cloud over COVID-hit travel .
Countries such as Japan, South Korea and Malaysia are taking a middle path under which travel remains highly restricted.While mainland China and Hong Kong sink deeper into isolation under a strict “zero COVID” policy that mandates weeks of hotel quarantine, countries such as Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia are following a middle path under which non-essential travel remains tightly restricted.