Germany extends ban on UK – We won't let Britons in as Merkel fears new variant strain

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The nation initially closed its borders to Britons on Sunday.

It comes after Boris Johnson’s government suggested the new virus strain could be 70 percent more contagious.

This morning the head of German RKI health institute said he wasn’t aware of the new variant of coronavirus in Germany but that the likelihood it would reach the country was very high. 

Fears are rife in Germany of the new strain which is currently virulent in the UK and the threat it will spread to Europe.  

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