Prayer #327: For Quarantine Hotels Opening in the United Kingdom
Today, the United Kingdom opened its newly-established quarantine hotels, which are an effort on the part of the government to prevent the emerging new COVID-19 variants from overcoming the country's aggressive vaccination program. The United Kingdom has successfully vaccinated, with two doses, nearly 25% of its population, but health officials are concerned that the new mutations of the virus may be more resistant to the vaccines now in use. As of now, passengers arriving at Heathrow Airport from one of the 33 "red list" countries, which include many countries in South America and Africa, are shuttled to nearby hotels that are serving as quarantine sites. Travelers must stay at these hotels at their own expense, with meals delivered to their door. In Scotland, these rules apply to anyone arriving from any country. Britons are currently barred from going on vacation outside the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has had Europe's worst COVID-19 outbreak, with a total of about 117,000 deaths thus far.
Pray for these stringent quarantine measures to help prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 variants in the United Kingdom, one of which first appeared in the U.K. Pray for many patience for travelers who will be much inconvenienced and expensed by the new quarantine hotel requirement. Pray that the excellent pace of vaccination would continue there.
Is. 41:10: "Fear not, I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."