Boris Johnson cancels trade trip to India due to 'current coronavirus situation' Watch: Sir Keir Starmer ordered to leave pub by furious landlord Coronavirus latest news: Boris Johnson hails 'remarkable milestone' of over 10 million Britons now fully vaccinated Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial India has been added to the red list, Matt Hancock has confirmed. The move, which comes just hours after Boris Johnson cancelled his long-awaited trip to the country, comes after 103 cases of the Indian variant had been identified in the UK, of which the "vast majority have links to international travel". Samples have been analysed to see if the new variant has any "concerning characteristics" such as greater transmissibility or resistance to treatments and vaccines. He added: "After studying the data, and on a precautionary basis, we've made the difficult but vital decision to add India to the red list." The Health Secretary said it meant he was left with no alternative but to take the "difficult but vital decision" to add India to the red list. "This means anyone who is not a UK or Irish citizen... cannot enter the UK if they have been in India in the previous 10 days," he told MPs. UK citizens will have to complete a hotel quarantine. The new rules will come into force from Friday. India recorded 273,810 infections on Monday - the fifth consecutive day of more than 200,000 cases, with 25,500 new cases were reported in Delhi alone. Read the latest updates below.