UK bans direct flights from UAE to curb spread of coronavirus variant

Britain is banning direct passenger flights from the United Arab Emirates from Friday, shutting down the world’s busiest international airline route from Dubai to London. Britain said it was adding the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda to its coronavirus travel ban list because of worries over the spread of a more contagious and potentially… Read More UK bans direct flights from UAE to curb spread of coronavirus variant

Denmark imposes lockdown restrictions in bid to curb spread of coronavirus variant

Denmark imposed new lockdown measures on Tuesday aimed at curbing the rapid spread of a new coronavirus variant that is believed to be more transmissible, the country’s prime minister said. Danish health authorities said they expected the new virus variant, first detected in Britain, to be the dominant one in Denmark by mid-February. “The mutation… Read More Denmark imposes lockdown restrictions in bid to curb spread of coronavirus variant

France to reopen border with England for travellers not infected with coronavirus

France will reopen its borders to passengers from England on Wednesday, ending a blockade intended to stop the spread of a new coronavirus variant, but which has held up thousands of lorries before Christmas. Much of the world shut its borders to Britain after a mutated coronavirus variant was discovered spreading swiftly across southern England.… Read More France to reopen border with England for travellers not infected with coronavirus

Several countries close borders to Britain over fears of new coronavirus strain

A slew of countries closed their borders to Britain on Monday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, heightening global panic, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of UK food shortages days before the Brexit cliff edge. India, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Jordan and Hong Kong suspended travel for Britons after Prime… Read More Several countries close borders to Britain over fears of new coronavirus strain