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Cuomo calls on airlines to test Brits amid new COVID fear

Cuomo calls on airlines to test Brits amid new COVID fear
The request comes as a growing number of countries close their borders to Brits amid fears of a highly contagious new coronavirus strain spreading in parts of the U.K.

Cuomo on Monday asked a trio of airlines to require negative COVID tests for travelers flying into New York from the United Kingdom.” In lieu of a travel ban, the governor asked Virgin, British Airways and Delta to require passengers report a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to New York airports.“I’m only a governor, but I will do anything I can to protect the people of the state of New York,” Cuomo added.The voluntary agreement Cuomo set up with British Airways essentially adds New York to the list of places requiring a test, but the governor fears the strain is already in the U.

Andrew Cuomo speaks to members of New York state's Electoral College before voting for president and vice president in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, N.(Hans Pennink/AP) Meanwhile, New York’s vaccination distribution is ramping up at nursing homes around the state this week, Cuomo said.

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