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Coronavirus: India is on the ‘red list’ for travel to the UK


The United Kingdom has imposed a travel ban on Indian nationals after setting a world record for the second wave of coronavirus daily infections. The ban was lifted on Friday, adding India to the “red list”. News from the BBC.

British and Irish nationals will have to stay in quarantine for 10 days at a government-approved hotel at their own expense when they return to the UK from the country.

The death toll from coronavirus in India has been rising sharply for the past three weeks. Meanwhile, the number of daily infections exceeds all the countries of the world at once. Oxygen deficiency has also occurred in hospitals.

The British government’s ‘red list’ includes 40 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South Africa. The United Kingdom can add any country to the list in a matter of hours. For the past 10 days, citizens of countries on the “red list” have been banned from traveling.

Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday that a new strain of coronavirus found in India had infected 55 people in the UK so far. A new type of coronavirus b. This number of 1,618 infections has been found over the past few weeks.

However, PHE is not sure whether this new strain is easily contagious, or more lethal, or whether it can overcome normal disease resistance and vaccine efficacy.

“It’s a precautionary measure,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday.

Earlier, he also canceled his India tour scheduled for next Monday.


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