Boris Johnson accused of “failing to secure borders” from Brazilian Covid strain – BBC News

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    The prime minister has been defending England’s border controls after it emerged that officials have been unable to find one of six people infected with a variant of coronavirus first found in Brazil.

    The six cases were identified last month prompting accusations that the government hadn’t acted fast enough with the introduction of mandatory hotel quarantine.

    Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Laura Kuenssberg and medical editor Fergus Walsh.

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