As E.U. nations cut ties to Britain over virus mutation, fears mount over supply chain disruptions
France and a number of other nations on Sunday imposed far-ranging travel bans on arrivals to the continent from Britain, after the health minister said a new coronavirus mutation — spreading faster than other variants — was “out of control.”
British authorities said they currently do not believe that the new mutation is more deadly or vaccine resistant, but claims of a much higher transmissibility have alarmed governments in Europe and beyond.
Hong Kong and India announced Monday that they will also suspend flights from Britain, following similar decisions by Canada, Israel, Turkey and other countries.
Meanwhile, French Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari tweeted that, in coordination with other European nations, the country would “put in place a robust sanitary protocol to allow traffic flows from the United Kingdom to resume,” with details to be announced as early as Monday afternoon.
But it remained unclear whether the measures would apply to freight traffic and be sufficient to prevent …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]