Germany declares UK a COVID-19 variant region

Germany declares UK a COVID-19 variant region

BERLIN: Germany’s public health institute on Friday (May 21) declared Britain and Northern Ireland a virus variant region, requiring anyone entering the country from the United Kingdom to quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

Cases of a coronavirus variant of concern first found in India continue to climb in Britain.

“We want to play it safe,” a German government source said. “In this important phase of the vaccination campaign, the entry of problematic mutations must be avoided as far as possible.”

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