A growing record of nations is reducing off journey with the United Kingdom just after a new, extra transmissible variant of the coronavirus was detected there.
Morocco, Russia and India have all suspended flights with the U.K. over worries of the mutation, joining Canada, Chile, Columbia, Argentina, France, Greece, Spain and dozens of other individuals that have all by now halted or limited journey concerning their nations around the world and the U.K.
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Flights amongst India and the United Kingdom will be suspended till the end of the 12 months, and any passenger arriving in India before Dec. 22 will be essential to take a mandatory COVID-19 check, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation introduced.
Russia is stopping flights to and from the U.K. for a week starting on Dec. 22.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is because of to direct an crisis assembly with ministers on Monday to talk about the COVID-19 variant and throughout the world travel limitations imposed just times prior to Christmas.
In a press meeting about the weekend, Johnson reported the variant, initially learned in England, could be “up to 70% additional transmissible” and was powering a surge in cases in London and southeastern England. He added that there is no evidence that the pressure is a lot more deadly or that the not long ago authorized COVID-19 vaccine will not be efficient in preventing it.
The prime minister backtracked on relaxing social distancing rules for the vacations, alternatively imposing a Tier 4 lockdown in London and southeastern England and tightening limits for the relaxation of England.