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Canada latest to halt travel from UK

Christian Fernsby |
Canada has become the latest country to halt flights from the UK following the discovery of a new variant of coronavirus, which is said by officials to spread faster than others.

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Topics: CANADA   

The new coronavirus variant, which prompted the UK government to impose a Tier 4 lockdown in London and southeastern England, and tighten restrictions for all of England over the festive period, is "out of control," Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

Canada announced it will ban most passenger travel from the UK beginning midnight Sunday for at least 72 hours. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the news in a tweet Sunday night saying it was being done to 'protect' Canadians across the country.

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