North East UK news Ministers considering closing Britain's borders over fears of new Covid variants MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The proposals would stop travel into the UK over the fear that new variants of Covid in future could resist the vaccine
Breaking News ! Ministers are considering drastic plans to shut Britain's borders entirely to non-Brits. The proposals would stop travel into the UK over the fear that new variants of Covid in future could resist the vaccine. The Mirror reports that the dramatic idea goes even further than other draft plans on the table to force arrivals into quarantine hotels, like New Zealand. Currently anyone arriving in the UK must have a negative Covid test and also isolate for 10 days. Rumours have been swirling for days that the government could go further - but there has been no confirmation of how.
. He told Sky News: "Well look, we always keep these things under review - and it’s been considered.
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"There is concern at the moment about the number of mutant strains. "As different strains of this coronavirus are cropping up in other countries, [and there are] concerns that there’s a risk that one day there will be a strain that might be able to evade the vaccine.
"That’s why last week the Prime Minister toughened up the current restrictions… "That’s the right approach for now but obviously everything’s always kept under review.”
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