UK bans all travel corridors from Monday
Published: 11:32 AM, 16 January 2021 Updated: 01:16 PM, 16 January 2021
The United Kingdom has imposed all kinds of travel bans to avoid the outbreak of new strains of coronavirus. The ban will take effect from next Monday.
At a press conference on Downing Street, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the new rules would take effect at least until February 15.
If any of them wants to enter the country, they have to show a negative certificate of Covid-19 tests. Even then, if anyone enters the UK, they will have to stay in quarantine for 10 days.
Speaking at a Downing Street press conference, Boris Johnson said it was “vital” to take extra measures now “when day by day we are making such strides in protecting the population”.
“It’s precisely because we have the hope of that vaccine and the risk of new strains coming from overseas that we must take additional steps now to stop those strains from entering the country.” – BBC
A further 1,280 people with coronavirus have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive test, taking the total to 87,291.
The latest government figures on Friday also showed another 55,761 new cases had been reported - up from 48,682 the previous day.
Meanwhile, more than two million people around the world have now died from the virus since the pandemic began, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.