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UK to quarantine visitors from nations with high COVID-19 risk: Report

Travelers from Brazil and South Africa, and neighbouring countries, will be met on arrival and escorted to hotels to quarantine, under plans being discussed by UK ministers, the Daily Mail said.

By: Reuters |
Updated: January 24, 2021 11:12:16 am
Boris Johnson government, COVID-19 vaccine, britain coronavirus cases, Brazil coronavirus cases, South Africa cases, quarantine in britian, uk coronavirus cases, uk covid-19 tally, uk latest news, world news, indian express world newsBritain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference in response to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (AP File)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is preparing to force travelers from countries where there is a high risk of COVID-19 to go into quarantine for 10 days after arriving in Britain, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

Travelers from Brazil and South Africa, and neighbouring countries, will be met on arrival and escorted to hotels to quarantine, under plans being discussed by UK ministers, the Daily Mail said.

Johnson favoured a more targeted approach than making all air passengers go into quarantine, said the report, which added that the quarantine decision would be taken on Monday.Britain has recorded more than 3.5 million COVID-19 infections – the fifth-highest in the world – and nearly 96,000 deaths.

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