Vietnam suspends flights from Britain, South Africa over COVID-19 variants

PUBLISHED: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 13:34:57 GMT
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HANOI, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suspended inbound flights from countries with new COVID-19 variants, initially Britain and South Africa, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

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Phuc has told authorities to work on a list of other countries that should be covered by the suspension, the ministry said. (Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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