COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries

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COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries
COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">TOKYO</span> – Japan will tighten border controls for people arriving from six African nations from midnight (1500 <span class="caps">GMT</span> on Friday) after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa. </p> <p>Those arriving from South Africa, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Lesotho will be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine period in government-determined accommodation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters. </p> <p/> </div>