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South Korea has extended its suspension of flights from Britain in an effort to block new coronavirus variants from entering the country.
Authorities revealed late Wednesday that the ban on direct flights from London Heathrow Airport will remain in place for two more weeks until February 11.
The measure was first implemented on December 23 and was set to expire Thursday.
The KDCA has so far detected 19 cases of the new variant first detected in the U.K.
South Korea has also confirmed five cases of a new variant from South Africa and three from Brazil.
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