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British transport minister bans arrivals from Brazil and neighbouring states

Reuters | London | Updated: 14-01-2021 21:36 IST | Created: 14-01-2021 21:32 IST
British transport minister bans arrivals from Brazil and neighbouring states
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Britain's transport minister said on Thursday he was banning arrivals from Brazil, other South American states and Portugal due to concerns over a new coronavirus variant.

"I've taken the urgent decision to ban arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela – from tomorrow, 15 Jan at 4am (0400 GMT) following evidence of a new variant in Brazil," Grant Shapps said on Twitter.

Portugal was also added to the banned list because of close travel links with Brazil, he said.

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