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Coronavirus

Asia follows Europe to ban travel from UK after COVID variant found

US slow to act as countries aim to block strain said to be 70% more transmissible

Trucks are parked on the M20 motorway, as European Union countries impose a travel ban from the U.K., near Ashford, Britain, on Dec. 21.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Asian governments have started to bar travel from the U.K. after Boris Johnson's government said a coronavirus variant was out of control in parts of the country.

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