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New coronavirus variant not detected in Japan, says government panel

Signs indicate social distancing for visitors towards the worship place of a shrine, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – The infectious coronavirus variant spreading in Britain has not been detected in Japan, members of the Japanese government’s expert panel on coronavirus responses said on Wednesday.

The Japanese government said earlier in the day it will ban the entry of non-Japanese people from the United Kingdom from Thursday.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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