Corona Virus is Out of Control in UK
London, Dec 20 (AFP/APP): European countries started banning flights coming from the UK on Sunday as government in London warned that a potent new strain of the virus was “out of control”.
Following the example of the Netherlands, where a ban on all UK passenger flights came into effect on Sunday, a German government source said Berlin, too, was considering a similar move as “a serious option” for flights from both Britain and South Africa.Dutch ban came into effect from 6:00 am (0500 GMT) and will last until January 1.
And neighbouring Belgium also said it was suspending flight and train arrivals from Britain from midnight. The moves come as around a third of England’s population entered a Christmas lockdown and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that the new strain of virus was “out of control”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said the day before that millions of Britons would have to cancel their Christmas plans and stay home because the new strain was spreading far more quickly.
Speaking on Sky News, Hancock said the situation was “deadly serious.” “It’s going to be very difficult to keep it under control until we have the vaccine rolled out,” he said.
It seems that scientists first discovered the new variant in a patient in September.
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