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Coronavirus

Japan, Philippines and Singapore join UK travel freeze over COVID

Fears of faster-spreading strain prompt slew of flight or entry bans

British Airways planes at London's Heathrow Airport: A host of Asian destinations are imposing restrictions on travel from the U.K. over fears of a coronavirus mutation.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and other Asian countries are adding to the cascade of global restrictions on travel from the U.K., amid fears of a new coronavirus variant believed to be more transmissible than strains seen so far.

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