Italy extends entry ban for Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

AFP

30th May, 2021 08:15:32 PM printer

Italy extends entry ban for Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka

 

Italy extended Sunday an entry ban for people coming from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as a continued precaution against the more transmissible Covid-19 variant first detected in India.

The ban, which does not apply to Italian citizens, was introduced in late April and was due to expire on Sunday. It was prolonged until June 21, a spokesman for Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza said in a statement.

The B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus was first detected in India last year and has been blamed for much of a devastating Covid-19 wave that has battered South Asian nations in recent weeks.


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