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U.K. to Bring in Hotel Quarantine for Highest-Risk Arrivals

  • Limited hotel quarantine system to be announced by government
  • Move aimed at curbing spread of new strains of Covid-19
Coronavirus - Tue Jan 26, 2020

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The U.K. government will introduce a limited hotel quarantine system for passengers arriving from the highest-risk countries, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The move is aimed at curbing the spread of new variants of coronavirus that could prove resistant to vaccines, but is expected to apply to arrivals from countries with new forms of the virus, such as South Africa and Brazil.