The Prime Minister will entrance the convention from Downing Avenue after a gathering of the emergency Cobra committee.
Cobra is ready to debate the unfold of the brand new coronavirus variant and the response of nations in banning journey from the UK. The press convention will observe though the timing is being finalised, it’s not anticipated to happen earlier than 5pm.
It comes after the French authorities banned on vans coming into from Britain over issues concerning the extremely transmissible new pressure.
International locations together with Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Eire, and Bulgaria additionally introduced restrictions on UK journey following the disclosure that the extremely infectious new pressure is widespread throughout south-east England.
The French authorities appeared set to finish the ban on vans coming into from Britain with transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari saying: “Within the subsequent few hours, at European degree, we’re going to determine a stable well being protocol to make sure that motion from the UK can resume.”
Downing Avenue stated the UK Authorities was in touch with the French authorities concerning the ban on lorries crossing the channel.
Requested whether or not Boris Johnson believed the French motion was justified, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman stated: “We’re clearly working extremely carefully with our worldwide companions and are working urgently to minimise the disruption so far as doable.”
The spokesman added that “we’re in shut contact with the French to attempt to get this resolved”.