Four more countries – Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines – have been added to the UK’s ‘red list’ countries in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
In a statement issued on Friday, the UK commission said visitors who have been in or transited through Kenya in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England.
“British, Irish and third-country nationals with residence rights arriving from these countries will be required to quarantine in a Government-approved facility for 10 days,” the statement reads.
If you arrive in the UK from these places before 4am Friday 9 April, you must self-isolate for 10 days in the place you’re staying and take a COVID-19 test on day 2 and day 8.
According to the UK, some travellers from Kenya have tested positive for the South African variant.
“Of the average of 550 people that travel from Kenya to the UK each week, a significant number are testing positive on Day 2. Nearly a third of those positive have been carrying the B.1.351 variant, which originated in South Africa,” the update said.
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Other countries on the list include
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
On Thursday, the Ministry of Health Kenya has recorded 984 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,318 bringing a caseload to 135,042 with the positivity rate at 18.5%.