‘We cannot take chances’ with South African Covid variant, says Grant Shapps

The transport secretary said fears that vaccines would not work against the new South African coronavirus strain prompted the introduction of testing for new arrivals into England and Scotland. ‘There are concerns … about how effective the vaccine would be against it, so we simply cannot take chances,’ Shapps said

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