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COVID-19: Germany declares UK as ‘virus variant region’, forcing travelers from Britain and Northern Ireland to self-quarantine for 14 days | World news

Germany has designated the UK as a ‘virus variant region’, meaning anyone arriving from Britain and Northern Ireland will need to be quarantined for two weeks upon arrival.

It comes a week after Germany declared the UK a COVID “risk area”.

The Indian variant of coronavirus spread to the UK, with more than 3,400 people infected from the last digits.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference, amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on March 19, 2021. Michael Sohn / Pool via REUTERS
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According to the advice of German authorities, a region of viral variants is “at a particularly high risk of infection due to the widespread occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants of concern”.

Britain, Northern Ireland, all British Overseas Territories, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are all covered by the new restrictions, which take effect from midnight Sunday.

Germany is on the UK’s Orange Travelers List – meaning people shouldn’t go on vacation, and anyone arriving in Britain will need to be quarantined for 10 days or go through a program release test.

Speaking of the latest quarantine rules, a German government source told Reuters news agency: “We want to play it safe.

“In this important phase of the vaccination campaign, entry of problematic mutations should be avoided whenever possible.”

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According to Johns Hopkins University, Germany administered 43,730,162 doses of the vaccine – with 10,915,832 people fully inoculated.

This means that 13.13% of the population has had both strokes.

In the UK, 37,518,614 first doses were administered, while 21,659,783 second doses were administered, equivalent to 32.43% of the population.

Previously, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged people to be more responsible as restrictions in the country began …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-21 21:02:00