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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
COVID-19: Japan tightens border controls for arrivals from six countries Copyright Thomson Reuters 2021
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TOKYO - Japan will tighten border controls for people arriving from six African nations from midnight (1500 GMT on Friday) after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa.

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.

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