UK Defends Delay In Adding India To Red List Travel Ban As Covid's B1.617.2 Variant Spreads Rapidly
Millennium Post Delhi|May 17, 2021
LONDON: The UK government came under strong criticism on Sunday for not adding India to the red list travel ban at the same time as Pakistan and Bangladesh in early April, which is feared as a major factor behind a rapid spike in cases of COVID-19's B1.617.2 variant first identified in India.

Downing Street said it had taken a precautionary action to ban travel from India on April 23, six days before the B1.617 variant was put under investigation and two weeks before its highly transmissible subtype, B1.617.2, was labelled a Variant of Concern (VOC).

According to latest Public Health England (PHE) data, around 20,000 people travelled between India and the UK before the red list ban and around 122 of them arriving from Delhi and Mumbai between late March and April 26 were detected with the VOC.

Prior to India being placed on the red list in April, anyone coming to the UK had to test negative and quarantine for 10 days, a UK government spokesperson said.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the newspaper

MORE STORIES FROM MILLENNIUM POST DELHIView All

‘PV Sales In India Fall 66% In May Amid Covid Disruptions'

Vehicle sales across categories witnessed a dip of 65 per cent to 4,42,013 units last month, as against 12,70,458 units in April this year

2 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 12, 2021

India's Fuel Demand Slumps To Nine-Month Low In May

Fuel demand fell 1.5 per cent to 15.1 million tonnes despite low base of May 2020 & was down 11.3 per cent when compared to previous month

3 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 12, 2021

Pakistan Passes Bill To Give Right Of Appeal To Kulbhushan Jadhav

Islamabad: Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a government-backed bill that will provide the right of appeal to Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, according to a media report.

1 min read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 12, 2021

Fuel Price Hike: Cong Protests In Many Parts Of Country

Over 150 workers detained

2 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 12, 2021

India Records 91,702 New Covid-19 Cases; 3,403 Fresh Fatalities In 24 Hrs

ICMR To conduct national sero survey in june to assess covid-19 spread

2 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 12, 2021

No 1 Djokovic, 13-Time French Champ Nadal To Meet In Semis

PARIS: Novak Djokovic wheeled toward his guest box in a nearly empty Court Philippe Chatrier as midnight neared and let out one yell, two yells, three, four.

2 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 11, 2021

India's Agri Exports Up 17.34% To $41.25 Billion In 2020-21

The Largest markets for India’s agri products are the US, China, B’desh, UAE, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Nepal, Iran & Malaysia

2 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 11, 2021

Allies Hope To Bond, Look Beyond Coronavirus At G-7 Summit In UK

Since the G-7 last met two years ago, the pandemic has killed over 3.7 million people and decimated economies with lockdowns and layoffs

3 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 11, 2021

India Pushes For Complete Disengagement In Ladakh

India, China are locked in a military standoff at multiple friction points in eastern Ladakh since early May last year

2 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 11, 2021

India Logs Highest Daily Spike Of 6,148 Deaths 94,052 New Cases Reported

Bihar covid death toll jumps by 72% after recount

2 mins read
Millennium Post Delhi
June 11, 2021
RELATED STORIES

Tracking Vaccinations

WHEN IS ALL THIS going to be over?

1 min read
Bloomberg Markets
June - July 2021

“Put It on the List”

I went over everything Alex needed to do while I was away. Burp the pickles. Water the plants. Drain the compost. All he said was…

5 mins read
Guideposts
May 2021

UBER TO RECRUIT 20,000 UK DRIVERS ON POST-LOCKDOWN DEMAND

Uber plans to recruit 20,000 more drivers in the United Kingdom to help fill swelling demand for rides as the country’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.

1 min read
Techlife News
Techlife News #496

Secret Pentagon Warning

U.S. BRACES FOR WORLD WAR 3!

4 mins read
National Enquirer
May 03, 2021

‘BRITCOIN' DIGITAL CURRENCY BEING CONSIDERED BY UK

British authorities are exploring the possibility of creating a new digital currency that Treasury chief Rishi Sunak touted as “Britcoin.”

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #495 *Special Edition

CHEF JUDY JOO: We'll Be Back STRONGER THAN EVER

THE CELEBRITY COOK AND RESTAURATEUR TALKS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY— AND WHAT DINING OUT WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE.

4 mins read
Star
May 03, 2021

The U.K. Wants to Clean Up Space

The amount of debris in orbit is an increasing danger—and a potential market opportunity

4 mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
April 19, 2021

Bumper UK race fleets forecast

A bumper racing season in the UK is being predicted this summer as the easing of restrictions to social gatherings meets pent up appetite for competitive events. The largest is likely to be the Round the Island Race, which takes place on 3 July, followed by Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race in August, both of which could see boosted fleet numbers.

1 min read
Yachting World
May 2021

EPIC GAMES COMPLAINS ABOUT APPLE TO UK COMPETITION WATCHDOG

Epic Games submitted a complaint this week about Apple’s alleged “monopolistic practices” to the U.K. competition watchdog, which is investigating the iPhone maker over concerns it has a dominant position in app distribution.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
AppleMagazine #492

There Must Have Been Something in the Water

If The Beatles never happened, if the British invasion never occurred, then music fans around the world would more than likely never have been exposed to some of the finest white blues singers that the U.K. produced between 1964 and 1970.

8 mins read
GOLDMINE
April 2021