New mutant virus scare: Foreigners’ entry to Japan banned from Monday


Tokyo: Japan has banned entry of foreigners beginning Monday following mutant virus scare. The new strain of Covid was first discovered in UK.

Japan has registered the first cases of the new strain of the coronavirus on Friday. The country has also seeing record daily infections of the original coronavirus for the fourth consecutive day.

Media reports said that all Japanese nationals would be obliged to submit negative coronavirus test results received within 72 hours before their departure from any country.

The passengers are required to pass another test upon their arrival in Japan.

The ban would not apply to the businessmen and students from 10 countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and Taiwan, with which Japan had reached an agreement regarding the issue.

The media also noted that the government had decided to suspend the issuance of new visas from Monday. The new variant cases of coronavirus have been reported by a number of countries, including Denmark, Singapore and Spain.

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