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December 21, 20 - 8:43 am - LABS

Latin American countries barred travelers from the UK, citing concerns about a new coronavirus variant

Latin American countries barred travelers from Britain, suspending flights from the United Kingdom after London discovered a new variant of the coronavirus that may spread more easily. According to Clarín and El Tiempo, Argentina and Colombia confirmed the suspension of flights late Sunday.

On Saturday, UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the variation strain was 70% more contagious. However, according to The New York Times, the mutations do not appear to increase the virus’s lethality or resistance to vaccines.