Philippines extends UK travel ban amid new virus strain

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In a bid to forestall the entry of latest coronavirus pressure within the nation, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday prolonged the ban on all flights from the UK for 2 extra weeks, reported Manila Occasions.

The Philippine authorities had suspended flights from the UK as a result of detection of a brand new coronavirus variant on December 24 within the UK.

The journey ban will implement restrictions on the motion of individuals coming from the UK and flights won’t be allowed till the second week of January within the Philippines, reported Manila Occasions.

The brand new pressure of coronavirus first discovered within the UK has prompted a stir as it’s reported to be extra transmissible than different SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Following the arrival of the brand new pressure, a number of nations launched new journey restrictions.

Duterte accepted the advice of Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr to increase the ban throughout his assembly with members of his cupboard on Saturday, reported Manila Occasions.

President additionally accepted the advice of the Division of Well being to quarantine travellers coming from nations which have recorded circumstances of the brand new coronavirus pressure which embrace Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia, added Manila Occasions.

World Well being Organisation (WHO) knowledgeable that the brand new pressure of the virus has been detected in eight European nations and suggested the nations to spice up the protecting measures like distancing/masks/staying in core help bubbles.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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