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UK to introduce Brazil travel ban to prevent highly-infectious Covid strain spreading –

Officials are monitoring Brazil’s neighours with the prospect that the ban could be extended



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Boris Johnson told MPs on Wednesday that extra measures were being put in place to prevent the Brazilian coronavirus variant being imported to the UK.
We’re putting in extra measures to ensure that people coming from Brazil are checked and indeed stopping people coming from Brazil,” he said.
Pressed on whether this means a new travel ban being imposed on Brazil, he said: “We are taking steps to ensure that we do not see the import of this new variant from Brazil.”
Scientists working in Britain have…

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