Thursday, 09 December 2021 07:30 GMT

Qatar - UK says six African countries to be added to COVID red-list

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) LONDON - Six African countries will be added to England's travel 'red list' after the UK Health Security Agency flagged concern over a new coronavirus variant, Britain's health minister Sajid Javid said on Thursday.

'UKHSA is investigating a new variant. More data is needed but we're taking precautions now,' Javid said in a tweet.

'From noon tomorrow six African countries will be added to the red list, flights will be temporarily banned, and UK travellers must quarantine.'

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