Battling their very own surges in coronavirus circumstances, Asian nations together with Japan and South Korea mentioned they have been intently monitoring a brand new tremendous virulent pressure of the virus recognized in Britain, however none instantly cancelled UK flights.
No Asian nation has reported the brand new pressure.
South Korea, which imposes a 14-day quarantine for everybody coming into the nation, mentioned on Monday it was reviewing new measures for flights from the UK, and would take a look at twice these coming in from Britain earlier than they have been launched from quarantine.
New circumstances climbed to over 1,000 a day in South Korea a number of occasions final week. It reported on Sunday an outbreak in a Seoul jail the place 188 inmates and employees have been contaminated.
The nation, which has mentioned it’s operating wanting hospital beds, mentioned on Monday Seoul will ban gatherings of greater than 4 folks later this week and double hospital beds for important Covid circumstances by 12 months finish.
Taiwan, which additionally has a 14-day quarantine, mentioned on Sunday there have been no plans to cease flights from Britain.
An Indian authorities committee tasked with monitoring the pandemic, will meet on Monday to debate the brand new pressure, native media reported, however there was no readability on whether or not flights to the UK can be halted.
The UK is one in all 23 international locations that India shares an “air bubble” with.
India, which has the second-highest variety of circumstances after the US, doesn’t at the moment mandate institutional quarantine for worldwide travellers if they’ve a unfavorable take a look at end result 72 hours earlier than coming into India.
Japan, the place entry from Britain is already banned in precept, mentioned it could preserve in shut contact with different international locations in addition to the World Well being Organisation to see how the brand new kind of virus was spreading.