Britain on Saturday banned entry to all non-resident foreigners coming from Denmark after a mutated model of the coronavirus linked to mink farms was present in people.
The abrupt ban was introduced by the Transport Division in a single day shortly after 0200 GMT, and took impact at 0400 GMT.
“This choice to behave shortly follows on from well being authorities in Denmark reporting widespread outbreaks of coronavirus in mink farms,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned on Twitter.
“Preserving the UK public protected stays our high precedence,” he mentioned.
Denmark on Wednesday introduced the mutation had jumped from minks to people and contaminated 12 folks within the nation’s north.
It has warned that the mutation may threaten the effectiveness of any future vaccine for COVID-19, and has ordered the slaughter of the entire nation’s roughly 17 million minks.
Underneath the British ban, UK residents and everlasting residents returning instantly or not directly from Denmark will now must self-isolate for 14 days, together with everybody else of their family.
No different foreigners can are available to Britain from Denmark.
The necessities will probably be reviewed after every week, the Transport Division mentioned, only a day after eradicating Denmark from a protected journey listing however stopping wanting an outright ban.
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