Japan reports five cases of coronavirus variant found in UKDecember 25, 2020
Cases emerge as Russia becomes latest country to tighten controls on travel from Britain
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Five cases of the new coronavirus variant spreading fast across the UK have been found in Japan, and Russia has become the latest country to impose stricter quarantine on travellers from Britain.
Japan has avoided the huge infection numbers seen in countries from the US to Europe, but cases are rising sharply and daily numbers passed 3,000 for the first time this month.