NEW YORK: Officials in New York have introduced quarantine rules for international travellers following the emergence of new Covid-19 variants. There are fears of new strains in countries including the UK and South Africa.
New York mayor, Bill de Blasio, said all visitors would be ordered to stay for 14-days at the address they provided on arrival. He added said anyone arriving from the UK would be visited by police to ensure they abide by the rules.
Those who breach them will be fined $1,000 (£737) a day, de Blasio warned. About 18.4 million coronavirus cases and more than 326,000 deaths have been recorded across the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.
New York City was at the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak in the country earlier this year, and has again become one of the worst-affected states.