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 instances.
“Given the distinctive nature of the virus mutation and its potential influence … China has suspended flights between China and the UK after full evaluation,” international ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin mentioned at a routine briefing.
As fears rose over the brand new virus pressure, Eire, 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 variety of international locations together with Britain, Belgium, India and the Philippines.
Worldwide carriers are largely restricted to at least one flight per week per international metropolis. The brand new flight ban will forestall Chinese language nationals based mostly in Britain from returning to China.
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