International alarm grows over new COVID variant

International alarm grows over new COVID variant

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) –  There is growing international alarm over a new variant of the coronavirus in the UK, with a host of countries imposing travel bans.

More than 40 have blocked flights or travel links with the UK, as the EU held talks on forming a common policy.

Sweden banned foreign travellers from Denmark after cases of the variant were discovered there.

It appears to be more transmissible, but there is no evidence it is more deadly.

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