Brazil bans entry of passengers from India into the country

The restriction is intended to prevent the spread in Brazil of the coronavirus strain identified in India as B.1.617 and classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global concern.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in the world, provisionally banned entry into the country of foreign passengers coming from India, which has been registering successive records of deaths and coronavirus infections for several days.

The decree published in an extraordinary edition of the Official Gazette on Friday night was signed ten days after the National Health Regulator (ANVISA) recommended the restriction, given the need to prevent the arrival in Brazil a new and apparently more contagious variant of covid.

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