COVID-19 : UK Isolated, as Belgium, Netherlands Ban Flights; Others to Follow.


Following the discovery of a deadlier new strain of corona-virus in the UK, a number of European countries have started placing ban on flights from that country to avoid the spread of the variant that is ravaging it.

Empty Eurostar departure hall at St Pancras, London, on 25 November, (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

As at the time of this report, both Netherlands and Belgium have reportedly slammed a ban on flights from the UK. Italy, France and Germany are considering doing the same.

A report said that a highly disturbed Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday introduced a new tier-four level of restrictions, scrapping earlier plans to relax the protocols for Christmas and the New year celebrations

As British medical official admit that they have discovered a more deadlier variant of the pandemic, top officials of the World Health organisation say that they have also discover the mutation of the variant in The Netherlands, Denmark and Australia which health experts say has a transmissible rate of up to 70% more more than the former variant.

To forestall the spread, The Netherlands said all flights from the UK will be banned from 06:00 (05:00 GMT) on Sunday until 1 January. Belgium say it will suspend flights and train arrivals from the UK from midnight (23:00 GMT) Sunday, saying that additional measures will be taken if further worsening of the situation in the UK is observed.

France, Germany and others say they are monitoring development in the UK and admit that the British authorities are really working under “high pressure” to stem the spread the tides of the new variant.

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