UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson slams shut travel corridors to keep out new strains as daily cases top 50k

Harriet Brewis
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Anyone entering the UK from 4am on Monday will need to isolate for 10 days after Boris Johnson slammed shut all travel corridors in a bid to keep out new coronavirus variants.

All travellers will also need a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country, the Prime Minister told a Downing Street press briefing on Friday. It came as the daily number of Covid-19 cases in the UK exceeded 50,000 for the first time in five days.

A highly contagious Brazilian Covid strain that prompted a travel ban from South America has not yet been found in the UK, a leading virologist has said.

However, the Government adviser said another variant from Brazil was detected in Britain “some time ago.”

Meanwhile, n Friday the Standard reported on new figures suggest that suggest London has passed the peak of the second coronavirus wave — but the capital is far from being out of the woods.

Follow the latest updates below…