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EU nations ban flights from U.K. over new COVID strain

EU nations ban flights from U.K. over new COVID strain
The European Union is scrambling to prevent the spread of a new, more infectious COVID-19 strain that forced Britain to order a strict lockdown this week. Several EU nations on Sunday announced they would temporarily ban flights from the U.K. while others considered limiting such flights or imposing harsher quarantine measures from people arriving from the country.

Johnson said there’s no evidence to suggest the new strain is more lethal, but his government believes the variant is driving a surge of infections in the London region.RELATED: New strain of COVID-19 may be cause of spike in U.cases, health secretary says » European countries banned flights coming from the UK on Sunday as the British government warned that a potent new strain of the virus was "out of control".officials to better understand the new virus strain.

The European Union is scrambling to prevent the spread of a new, more infectious COVID-19 strain that forced Britain to order a strict lockdown this week.while others considered limiting such flights or imposing harsher quarantine measures for people arriving from the country.

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