Paris plans to suspend flights from UK

France is “seriously” considering suspending flights and trains from the United Kingdom, to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus detected in the country and considered to be more contagious, BFMTV reported on Sunday.

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France is “seriously” considering suspending flights and trains from the United Kingdom, to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus detected in the country and considered to be more contagious, BFMTV reported on Sunday. Contacted by Reuters, the Elysee did not confirm the information.

A decision should be announced during the day, France being in search of European coordination, adds the television channel on its website. The Netherlands and Belgium decided on Sunday to suspend all flights from the UK, while Germany “seriously” considered taking similar measures.

“Restrictions on air traffic from Great Britain and South Africa are a serious option” being considered by Berlin, said a source close to the Ministry of Health. A new variant of the coronavirus, the “501.V2” was detected in South Africa, which could explain the speed of the transmissions of this second wave also affecting younger patients, announced Friday evening the Minister of Health, Zwelini Mkhize .

The new strain of the new coronavirus was “out of control”, admitted on Sunday the British Minister of Health, Matt Hancock, thus justifying a re-containment of London and part of England, which could, according to him, last until ” the deployment of a vaccine.

(With Reuters and AFP)