Netherlands to stop flights coming from UK after finding new and more infectious coronavirus strain – travel

Netherlands will ban flights carrying passengers from the United Kingdom from Sunday as Britain detected a new coronavirus strain.

A travel ban will stay in place till Jan. 1, the federal government mentioned in a press release early Sunday, including that it’s monitoring developments and is contemplating extra measures concerning different modes of transport.

Netherlands added that in early December, sampling of a case within the nation had revealed the identical virus strain as that discovered within the UK.

In measures to management the unfold of virus, authorities issued a “do not travel” advisory, except it’s completely important.

The ban got here after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scientists introduced on Saturday that the new strain of coronavirus recognized within the nation is up to 70% more infectious.

Johnson additionally mentioned London and southeast England, that are at present within the highest degree of a 3-tier system of guidelines, would now be positioned in a new Tier 4 degree.

(This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.)

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