New strain of coronavirus in UK
Due to fears about the introduction of a new coronavirus variant, more than 40 countries have banned UK arrivals.
Flights from the UK to territories across the world, including Spain, India and Hong Kong, are being suspended.
France has closed its border with the United Kingdom for 48 hours, meaning that no lorries or ferries will depart from Dover Port.
He talked with French President Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson said, and both sides agreed to solve “these problems as fast as possible”
At a Downing Street press conference, the prime minister said: “We had a very good call and we both understand each other’s positions.”
Mr. Johnson, who previously chaired the Government Emergency Committee meeting, added: “We are working with our friends across the Channel to unblock the flow of trade.”
“after this phase of emergency and harsh precaution that we had to He said they were going to come.
Countries which are affected by New strain of coronavirus in UK
The Netherlands said it would ban all passenger flights from the UK until 1 January within hours of the UK announcement on Saturday.
It said later on Sunday that it would also bar ferry passengers arriving from the UK, although freight would continue.
A daily rise of more than 13,000 COVID-19 cases was recorded by the country on Sunday – a new record, despite tough lockdown measures being applied on 14 December.
Significant new restrictions were introduced by main European nations as Sunday wore on.
For 48 hours from midnight on Sunday, France suspended all travel connections, including freight lorries, with the UK (23:00 GMT).
Every day, thousands of lorries pass between countries.
In response to the ban by France,
. Eurotunnel announced that it would suspend access from 22:00 GMT to its Folkestone terminal for traffic going to Calais.
People booked on Monday to fly will get a refund. From Calais to Folkestone, trains can still run.
For all accompanied transport leaving the UK untitied, the ferry terminal at Dover is now closed.
In an attempt to curb an outbreak in Australia’s largest city, Sydney authorities expanded Covid’s limits on social gatherings during Christmas.
Over the holiday season, most Sydneysiders will continue to be able to have 10 adult guests to their house.
But young children can be included on top of that number between 24-26 December in a minor relaxing of the rules.
On Wednesday, Sydney saw only eight new outbreaks, fueling excitement about attempts to contain the outbreak.
The state government of New South Wales (NSW) said a total of 98 cases had been discovered in the state capital since last week.
In the past three days alone, more than 124,000 people have been screened – a local record.
In recent days, there have been nearly no locally transmitted cases recorded elsewhere in Australia.
Last week, in the Northern Beaches area of the city, the outbreak was detected, causing an immediate resident lockdown.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, however, reported that officials were still unable to track.