The United Kingdom will tighten its border controls to block new variants of COVID-19, suspending all “travel corridor” arrangements, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
- The rule changes come into force at 4am (local time) on Monday
- All passengers will have to isolate for 10 days, unless they test negative after five
- A variant first discovered in England has proved to be more transmissible
Mr Johnson is grappling to control a third wave of the virus and prevent the British health service from collapse while also racing to vaccinate millions of citizens each week.
“And it’s vital to take these extra measures now when, as I say, day by…