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Cuomo calls for UK travel restrictions as COVID-19 variant spreads

Cuomo calls for UK travel restrictions as COVID-19 variant spreads
The reports of the new mutation — which researchers said is just as deadly as previous coronavirus strains but 70% more contagious — prompted UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday to reimpose heavy lockdown measures for much of the country.

should follow suit, noting that the COVID-19 outbreak in New York during the spring was able to spread rapidly in the state because it was being carried by travelers from Europe.(Don Pollard/HANDOUT) The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the city’s three major airports, has no authority to impose travel restrictions on foreign travelers.But those pre-flight tests have not yet been rolled out across American airports and borders — and Cuomo warned it’s just a matter of time before the new variant of the virus makes its way to New York and the rest of the country.[to New York] and we have done absolutely nothing,” said Cuomo.

, said New York State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker.(Victoria Jones/AP) Cuomo said the U.

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