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EU could shut down entire transport connection with UK over new Covid-19 strain

Source : 112 Ukraine

A new strain of coronavirus was detected in this country, which caused the decision of French and Belgian governments to close all sorts of connection with it
08:03, 21 December 2020

The Telegraph

Leading authorities of the EU could completely shut down all sorts of connections with the UK, after the decision of some EU member countries to do so. Bild has respective data at its disposal.

The Eurotunnel under the English Channel has been closed due to the decision of the French government to close the borders. Belgium also closed borders at least for 24 hours.

According to the German outlet, the EU will follow this path and close all passenger connections to and from the UK, including the maritime and railway routes. It means that all seaports will be closed for the British vessels, too.

Related: Number of European countries restrict communication with UK over new strain of coronavirus

Flights from the Republic of South Africa will be put on hold as well; a new strain of coronavirus is observed there, too.

The mutation of coronavirus disease detected in the UK was detected in the random sample in the Netherlands in early December. The new kind of SARS-CoV-2, initially called 501.V2 is being spread in South Africa.

Related: Coronavirus mutation: WHO urges Europe to strengthen approaches to prevent spread of Covid

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