China on Thursday suspended flights to and from Britain after it reported a brand new, extra infectious pressure of the coronavirus.
China has largely curbed the unfold of Covid-19 inside its borders, however authorities stay extremely vigilant about the specter of “imported” virus circumstances.
“Given the exceptional nature of the virus mutation and its potential impact … China has suspended flights between China and the UK after full assessment,” international ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin stated at a routine briefing.
As fears rose over the brand new virus pressure, Ireland, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium halted UK flights earlier this week.
Turkey and Canada have additionally banned incoming flights from Britain indefinitely.
China has already imposed strict entry necessities to curb the unfold of the coronavirus and final month banned international arrivals from a lot of nations together with Britain, Belgium, India and the Philippines.
International carriers are largely restricted to at least one flight per week per international metropolis. The new flight ban will stop Chinese nationals based mostly in Britain from returning to China.
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