COVID-19: UK 'taking steps' over coronavirus variant detected in Brazil, says Boris Johnson

- SKY NEWS - Jan 13, 2021 -

Amy Coles, news reporter -

The PM did not announce a ban on travel from the country, but promised border controls were enough to stop infections from abroad.

The UK is "taking steps" to keep out cases of a coronavirus variant discovered in Brazil, the prime minister has said.

Speaking to MPs on the Liaison Committee, Boris Johnson said he was "concerned" about the variant, adding: "I think it's fair to say that there are lots of questions we still have."

"We already have tough measures... to protect this country from new infections coming in from abroad," he said.

"We are taking steps to do that in respect of the Brazilian variant."


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