China’s largest airline, China Southern Airways, has suspended its upcoming flights to and from London in response to a pressure of Covid-19 that has been quickly spreading.
China Southern Airways will droop its London flights – which it runs as soon as every week – between December 24 and January 7 for “preventative causes” to cease the UK’s mutated Covid-19 variant from reaching its shores. That’s after Taiwan’s EVA Air suspended round-trip flights between Taoyuan and London on Tuesday.
The precautions are a stark change from earlier within the yr, when Britain’s personal high airline British Airways suspended its flights to China, which was then on the top of its wrestle with the coronavirus.
China has since largely recovered for the virus, even holding festivals within the coronavirus floor zero metropolis of Wuhan, whereas the remainder of the world struggles to maintain instances – and deaths – to a minimal.
Many international locations have shut down their borders to the UK fully in an effort to cease the unfold of the brand new variant, and truck drivers had been left quickly stranded on the French border – prohibited from getting into – simply days earlier than Christmas.
A number of US airways have applied better measures for flights between the 2 international locations in an effort to cease the unfold – requiring unfavourable Covid-19 checks from British passengers. However the US has not closed its borders to the UK, with White Home Coronavirus Activity Power member Dr. Anthony Fauci advising in opposition to such a transfer.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced on Saturday that Brits wouldn’t have the ability to “have Christmas as deliberate” as a result of new pressure, with London, East England, and South-East England being pushed as much as a brand new Tier 4 lockdown that forbids individuals from assembly household and pals over the Holidays.
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