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Covid-19: No 10 defends India travel ban timing amid variant fears – BBC News

As surge testing for the Indian Covid variant continues, the government rejects claims it was slow to act.

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By Kathryn SnowdonBBC News
image captionSurge testing is taking place in parts of England where the Indian variant has been found
No 10 has defended its decision not to ban travel from India sooner, amid concern that the coronavirus variant first discovered there is now spreading quickly in parts of the UK.
India was reporting more than 100,000 cases a day by 5 April, but was not added to the red list until 23 April.
The government said the UK has “some of the toughest border measures”.
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