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The UK is poised to ban travel from most of South America over a new coronavirus variant found in Brazil

11 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The UK government is expected to impose a travel ban on all direct flights from Brazil and its neighboring countries over a concerning new coronavirus variant, The Times of London reported.
The new variant, which emerged in Brazil, is causing concerns over whether it may be resistant to vaccines.
The Brazilian government had already instituted its own travel ban on flights from the UK over Christmas, to prevent the spread of another virus variant circulating England.
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