Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

TOKYO – Japan is barring entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain. The Foreign Ministry says the entry ban will start Monday and last through Jan. 31. Last week, Japan banned nonresident…
Russia requiring UK arrivals to quarantine

Russia requiring UK arrivals to quarantine

MOSCOW — Russian authorities have ordered those arriving from the U.K. to quarantine for two weeks. Earlier this week, Russia suspended direct flights from the U.K. after a variant of the coronavirus that is 70% more transmissible has spread across London and parts of England. The order from…