Philippines extends UK travel ban amid new virus strain

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In a bid to stop the entry of new coronavirus strain within the nation, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday prolonged the ban on all flights from the United Kingdom for 2 extra weeks, reported Manila Times.

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

The travel ban will implement restrictions on the motion of individuals coming from the UK and flights is not going to be allowed till the second week of January within the Philippines, reported Manila Times.

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

Following the arrival of the new strain, a number of nations launched new travel restrictions.

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

President additionally authorised the advice of the Department of Health to quarantine travellers coming from nations which have recorded instances of the new coronavirus strain which embrace Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia, added Manila Times.

World Health Organisation (WHO) knowledgeable that the new strain 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 assist bubbles.

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

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