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    Mandatory quarantine for UK returnees from Jan 1

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on December 29, 2020

    The authorities in Bangladesh have decided that 14-day mandatory quarantine for the United Kingdom returnees would be effective from January 1, 2021. The cabinet’s decision...

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    COVID-19 / Philippines bans arrivals from 20 countries

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 07:03pm on December 29, 2020

    The Philippines will shut its borders to foreigners arriving from 20 countries and territories in a bid to prevent a new strain of COVID-19 entering...

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    UK virus strain has been in Germany since November

    Agence France-Presse. Berlin | Updated at 07:01pm on December 29, 2020

    The new coronavirus strain sweeping Britain has been in Germany since November, health officials said Tuesday, after detecting the variant in a patient who died...

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    South Korea detects first coronavirus variant cases

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:45am on December 28, 2020

    Three cases of a particularly infectious coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Britain have been confirmed in South Korea, health authorities said on Monday. The...

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    Canada detects first coronavirus variant cases

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal, Canada | Updated at 10:50am on December 27, 2020

    The first two cases of a particularly infectious coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Britain have been confirmed in Canada, health authorities said on Saturday....

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    Europe begins vaccine rollout, new variant spreads fear

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:17am on December 27, 2020

    A swath of European Union nations began vaccinating their most vulnerable groups on Sunday as a reputedly more contagious coronavirus variant spread internationally and the...

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    Germany records first case of UK COVID strain

    Agence France-Presse. Berlin | Updated at 10:33am on December 25, 2020

    Germany on Thursday recorded its first case of the mutant coronavirus variant sweeping Britain, after a woman who flew in from London tested positive for...

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    New strain found in country

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:14pm on December 24, 2020

    The Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has identified a COVID-19 variant which is also defined by two spike protein mutations similar to those...

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    UK returnees to be put in mandatory quarantine

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:37pm on December 23, 2020

    The Bangladesh government has not yet finalised its decision on whether to suspend the flights between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh but said that there...

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    Britain, France ease transport ban to keep supply chains intact

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 11:28am on December 23, 2020

    France and Britain will reopen cross-border travel Wednesday after a snap 48-hour ban to curb the spread of a new coronavirus variant threatened UK supply...

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