9/17, 9:37 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK warns of full lockdown if vaccine-resistant variant appears

British Environment Secretary George Eustice warned on Friday that a new vaccine-resistant COVID-19 variant would force the government to declare another full lockdown. He explained the danger of introducing a new variant is the reason the United Kingdom currently requires PCR tests for travelers.

"It's been a very, very difficult time for the travel industry. That's why we've done all we can to have those easements in place, reduce the restrictions as quickly as we can. But arguably the biggest threat to the industry is that we get another variant that manages to get around the vaccine... That's why we've taken this cautiously step by step. We want each step we take to be irreversible," Eustice told Sky News.

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