Scientists have said there is no indication the United Kingdom variant reacts any differently to coronavirus vaccines.
Professor John Edmunds, a member of the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said he would find it "unusual" if the second of two new variants from Brazil was not already present, despite it not yet being detected.
The first variant has a small number of mutations and eight genomically confirmed cases of this variant have been identified in the UK.
The second, which has been detected in Manaus and in travellers arriving in Japan - and is thought to be more infectious - has not been detected in the United Kingdom so far.
The Government banned flights from South America, Portugal and Cape Verde on Thursday in response to the emergence of the new variant, having previously banned travel from South Africa because of a new Covid strain.
In addition, all quarantine-free travel into the United Kingdom will be suspended on Monday in a bid to keep out other variants.
The latest official figures showed a further 1,248 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 in the United Kingdom as of Thursday.
"For the Brazilian one ..."
Dr Mike Tildesley, an epidemiologist who advises the Government on its scientific pandemic influenza group on modelling group, said the United Kingdom was late in imposing the travel ban but that it should minimise the risk from the "more transmissible" variant.
Labour accused the Government of "closing the door after the horse has bolted", saying the announcement was too late to have stopped the arrival of "worrying" strains.
He told Today: "As we look forward through 2021, we're going to see lots of new variants and we're going to have to get used to that".
But aviation minister Robert Courts insisted that the new action amounted to "toughening up already tough requirements".
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he is "not aware" of any cases of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom as travellers from across South America were banned from entry.
Meanwhile, the latest figures showed the number of people across the United Kingdom to have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine has passed 2.9 million.
The UK is ramping up its mass vaccination program as the government seeks to protect the country's oldest and most vulnerable residents before easing a third national lockdown.
"If we relaxed our restrictions we would immediately put the NHS under enormous pressure again".
Boris Johnson said the new rules would be in place until at least 15 February.
Cambridge University researchers said the reproduction rate of the virus - known as R - is below 1 in the East of England, London, the South East, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber, meaning the number of cases should be shrinking.
Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, toughened lockdown restrictions have come into force in Scotland - with new rules on takeaway food and drink, and the end of non-essential click-and-collect services.
In Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced new measures for supermarkets due to "significant evidence" that coronavirus is spreading among customers and staff.
Alberta has confirmed 776 new cases and 13 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19. 50-59 years, 40 deaths. The government officials would not say when or at what benchmark other restrictions would be eased.
There's a lot of really cool signature moves that you'll see, a lot of Easter eggs that we snuck into the film", Tan teased. Mortal Kombat is scheduled for a simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max on April 16.
In one, Harris is seen wearing Converse sneakers and a black Donald Deal jacket; and standing in front of a pink-and-green drape. She apologized for not making enough room for Black stylists and photographers in the magazine.
The study also found evidence that people who have developed immunity to the virus can still spread it to others. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should plan on getting vaccinated when it's their turn.
Northumbria Police said 17 vehicles were involved in a succession of crashes on a stretch of the Coast Road in North Tyneside. And approximately 700 homes in the Hebden Bridge area were affected by a loss of gas supply due to freezing temperatures.
Hart played for MI from 2004-07, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors and three first-team All-Big Ten selections. Jay Harbaugh, son of Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh , had served as Michigan's running backs coach since 2017.
Earlier this month, El Burhan stated that the SAF "have not and will not cross worldwide borders or attack neighbouring Ethiopia". Separately, Khartoum warns Addis Ababa of consequences after the latter's military aircraft crossed its border.
Ontario reports more than 3,000 new COVID cases today
We now have 28,825 active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario after the Province confirmed 2,988 new cases and 3,380 recoveries. Ottawa Public Health said Friday that that 18,560 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered locally as of 7 p.m.
Jey Uso Headed To WWE RAW If He Wins Royal Rumble Match
Now, Reigns is a heel and slated to defend his Universal Championship against WWE Producer Adam Pearce at the upcoming event. After Pearce signed for the match, he informed Reigns that he had a knee injury that would prevent him from competing.
Kia has a new logo, objective and strategy
The company plans to include electrified sedans, sport-utility vehicles and multipurpose vehicles in the new lineup. Bespoke modular bodies will offer corporate customers highly specialised vehicles for a range of applications.
NASA finds 2020 to be hottest year on record
Dr Gavin Schmidt is the director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and joins The World Today for his insights. This is a unique development, meteorologists said, as the year reported the prevalence of the La Nina weather pattern.
Le défi de Rudi Grcia à Slimani — Equipe d'Algérie
L'OL, qui compte un point d'avance sur ses poursuivants directs: le Paris SG et Lille, recevra dimanche le FC Metz . Avant de conclure: "On a perdu Dembélé (prêté à l'Atletico Madrid , ndlr), il fallait absolument le remplacer".