S. Korea extends UK flight ban till Jan. 21 amid concerns over COVID-19 variant

South Korea will continue to bar direct flights from Britain for another two weeks, in a stepped-up effort to curb the more infectious coronavirus variant first detected in the UK, according to the country's news agency Yonhap on Wednesday.

Health authorities have confirmed a total of 11 cases of the new strain discovered in Britain and one case of a variant detected in South Africa.

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