How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil Covid variants?

“Why have you allowed this to happen?” MP Yvette Cooper asks the prime minister why people have been arriving from South Africa into the UK without mandatory testing - despite the risks of importing the #coronavirus variant. More on this story here:

How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil Covid variants? Photo

Speaking to MPs on the Liaison Committee, Boris Johnson said he was "concerned" about the variant, adding: "I think its fair to say that there are lots of questions we still have."

The prime minister did not announce a ban on travel from the South American country, but instead promised Britains border controls were enough to stop infections from abroad.

On Sunday, Japans Health Ministry said it had detected a new coronavirus variant in four travellers who arrived in the country from Brazils Amazonas state.

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