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United Kingdom flights suspended as Britain reports new coronavirus variant

Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti

"India has reported two COVID- 19 deaths per million population in the last seven days as against the global figure of 10 deaths", he said.

These travellers are required to declare their travel history of the past 14 days and have to fill a self-declaration form. "All medical costs of tests incurred shall be borne by the government", the circular said.

According to Morente, they received a copy of Resolution No. 90 suspending all flights from the United Kingdom until December 31, 2020. "This suspension to start w.e.f. 11.59 pm, 22nd December", the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted.

The WHO noted "preliminary signs that the variant may be able to spread more easily between people" and "preliminary information that the variant may affect (the) performance of some diagnostic assays (tests)". He said the state government is committed to stop the spread of coronavirus, and that the people should further be made aware of it. At the same time, the flight passengers who returned from London in Mumbai have also been taken directly from the airport to the hotel and a hospital.

Also on Monday, the head of the EU's medicines regulator said the Pfizer vaccine, which has been rolled out to the public in the United Kingdom and is one of three being considered for emergency use in India, would protect against the new strain.

Canada recently closed its border to all flights from the United Kingdom, and now reviewing additional measures that may be required, the minister reminded.

Those measures include increased scrutiny of quarantine plans, Health Canada said in a statement. "We treat outbreaks more like a law and order problem in India", he added.

The Sofia Globe's coverage of the Covid-19 situation in Bulgaria is supported by the Embassies of Switzerland and Finland. The scientific community, he added, had very ably risen to the occasion, continuously striving and contributing to whatever was needed to combat and understand any aspect of COVID-19.

Canada suspended flights from the midnight on December 21 after a new variant of COVID-19 was discovered in that country.

Notably, the UK Home Office has previously offered grace periods for any visa expirations caught up due to coronavirus-related travel disruptions.