UK Prohibits Travel from Denmark Over New Coronavirus Strain Among Minks
UK has banned travelers from Denmark post outbreak of virus which causes COVID-19 in mink farms.
The United Kingdom has prohibited entry into the country from Denmark starting Saturday following an episode of another Covid strain at Danish mink farms, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has said.
Prior in the week, Denmark chose to winnow all its mink population after a mutated strain of the novel Covid was found in these creatures.
The new strain, which can be transmitted to humans, causes weak antibody production potentially undermining the worldwide endeavors to build up an immunization. Somewhere in the range of 214 individuals in northern Denmark were reported to carry the mutation of the Covid.
“The [UK Home Office] is also announcing that from 0400, Saturday 7th November, visitors arriving into the UK from Denmark will not be permitted entry into the UK. This means all non-British national or resident travellers who have been in or transited through Denmark in the last 14 days will be denied entry by Border Force upon arrival,” Shapps tweeted.
Meanwhile, the UK residents and occupants should self-isolate for about fourteen days alongside their relatives after getting back from Denmark.
On Thursday, the nation’s government forced a four-week lockdown for England to counter a spike in COVID-19 cases and passings.