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Iran suspends flights from UK after new virus strain emerges

Iranian officials have grown alarmed over the new strain of the coronavirus that appears much more contagious.

After reports of a new strain of the coronavirus that has erupted in the United Kingdom, Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has suspended flights from the United Kingdom for two weeks. The Ministry of Health made the request after it was determined that there is a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus in southeast England.

Health Minister Saeed Namaki called for the suspension of flights earlier today. In a letter that was published online, Namaki also said that anyone who has traveled from or through the UK be immediately tested, quarantined and monitored.

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