UK to add India on COVID-19 travel red-list

UK to add India on COVID-19 travel red-list

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-04-20 05:05

London [UK], April 19 (ANI): The United Kingdom is adding India to its travel "red list" on a precautionary basis after reporting 103 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday.

Speaking at the parliament, Hancock said that the UK has put in place the new variant assessment platform allowing any country in the world to use our genomic sequencing capability if they want to sequence positive cases in order to discover what is happening in their countries.""We have recently seen a new variant first identified in India. We have now detected 103 cases of this variant," Hancock said.

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