(Bloomberg) – Britain is preparing travel restrictions to stop the spread of a new version of the coronavirus found in Brazil.
On Wednesday afternoon, during a meeting in Parliament, lawmakers called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take action around the new South American tension, and on Thursday, a minister said security measures were in the works.
Johnson’s team was criticized for its slow response to the imposition of sanctions on the British border during the first wave of epidemic last spring. Meanwhile, a new scheme was scheduled to come into effect on Friday, requiring that all travelers arriving in the country present a negative Kovid test, however, the deadline was postponed until 18 January.
“It seems a bit,” Minister Victoria Atkins told Sky News when asked about the ban on South American flights. “Practical measures are currently being listed.”
Britain is fighting an increase in cases of the virus, which has claimed the lives of 84,767 people so far. The government is constantly reviewing its lockdown measures, but Johnson and his scientific advisors suggested Wednesday that current regulations are starting to pay off.
On Friday, it was the deadline for the government to introduce that people entering the country from anywhere in the world prove that they tested negative for the disease within 72 hours before starting the trip. But Transport Secretary Grant Shaps said late Wednesday that the rules would not apply until next week.
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