UK closes all travel corridors to prevent risk of new COVID strains!
By MKV | Galatta | Jan 16, 2021, 07:48 pm
The entire world has battled the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic for over a year now and has just begun fighting back with the potent vaccines developed by a few companies. However, the Virus too seems to be arming itself and moving to the next level by mutating into new strains. A number of new mutated strains of the COVID-19 virus have been reported from various countries in the world, with the new strain emanating from the UK being the most rapidly spreading. New strains of the virus have also been reported from South Africa and Nigeria with there being possibilities for various more number of new strains with each new mutation of the Virus.
The UK has seen a massive surge in the number of COVID cases, ever since the new strain of the Corona Virus was detected. Now, in order to prevent any further risk from as yet unidentified strains of the Corona Virus, the UK government has arrived at a massive decision. Boris Johnson - the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has announced that all travel corridors to and from the UK will be closed, from Monday (18th January). This means that any person travelling into the UK from overseas, must have a proof of testing negative for COVID, from just before they began their journey.
The closing of all travel corridors comes into effect from 4:00 am on Monday, which means that all passengers who arrive in the UK will be moved into isolation, even if they produce proof of a negative COVID test result. The isolation period would be extended to 10 days, if the passenger does not return a negative result on a further COVID test upon 5 days from their arrival. PM Boris Johnson addressed the media during a news conference and praised the UK's COVID vaccination drive but also cautioned that the UK did not want all the good work done so far, be undone by the arrival of a new strain of the Corona Virus. Reports state that these rules would be in effect, till atleast February 15th. Stay tuned for updates...