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Britain’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy to start Feb. 15

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will place travellers arriving from COVID-19 hot spots in quarantine in hotels from Feb. 15, the government said, after criticism that it was not moving fast enough to bring in the measure.

The mandatory 10-day stay in government-provided accommodation, first announced last month, is designed to tighten borders against mutant strains of the coronavirus which could endanger Britain’s vaccination programme.

The quarantine will apply to states on a “red list” where COVID-19 variants are prevalent, including South Africa and countries in South America.

“This is adding to existing measures and we want to make sure that

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