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Coronavirus live: Boris Johnson urges caution over foreign holidays; Tanzania announces measures to curb variants

Published May 03 2021 at 4:40 PM GMT
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  • UK prime minister expects 'some openings up" in relation to travel on 17 May; Brussels recommends easing restrictions on travel into EU by vaccinated peopleVaccine shortages blight India's efforts to contain Covid crisisCovid vaccine rollout rapidly gathering pace across EuropeEU plans to reopen to fully Covid-vaccinated foreign tourists from June?Calamity of maternal deaths": Covid concern grows for Brazil's pregnantAustralians could die in India under travel ban, medical chief warns 5 40pm BST Tanzania has announced new anti-Covid measures, saying it wanted to prevent the importation of new variants, Reuters reports.
  • Among the new curbs, travellers, both foreigners and Tanzanians, will be required to present negative Covid tests at border points.
  • Based on the global epidemiological situation and emergence of new variants of viruses that cause Covid-19, there's an increased risk of their importation into our country.
  • 5 15pm BST The number of people treated in intensive care units in France for Covid-19 went up by 45 to 5,630, French health authorities have said.
  • It represented the second consecutive increase after ICU numbers fell five days in a row- and comes as the country is gradually unwinding its third lockdown.



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  • Published May 3, 2021 4:40 PM GMT