Recently, novel Coronavirus variant strain “VUI-202012/01” appeared in Britain, which was more infectious than the original virus strain.
Cases have been reported in Australia, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark.
So far, more than 20 countries have suspended flights to and from Britain.
More than 40 countries and regions have imposed travel bans on the UK, the BBC reported Tuesday.
On December 21, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that China has taken note of the report and will study it carefully and deal with it in a scientific and proper way to ensure the healthy and orderly flow of personnel between China and foreign countries.
Feng Zijian, deputy director of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the country has not found any imported mutation of the virus.
China National Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines operate one direct flight from London to the Chinese mainland each week.
China Business Daily has learned from the above four Chinese airlines that passenger flights from London to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao are operating normally, and no notice has been received yet.
Many countries and Britain are “one size fits all”
More than 1,100 confirmed COVID-19 cases were confirmed as the mutated virus on December 20, according to Public Health England.
In a speech on December 19, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that based on early analysis, the new strain could be as much as 70 per cent more transmissive than the original.
On December 20 local time, the British government raised the epidemic prevention and control level to the highest level of level 4 in some areas, including London, which was once again “closed down”.
December 21 local time, the world health organization director-general tam kung plug in the routine conference, said the report after the variation of the virus are more likely to spread, but there is no evidence that it is more likely to lead to illness or death, but he stressed that the higher the degree of spread of the virus, the virus changes the more opportunities, all government and everyone needs to take preventive measures to limit the spread of the virus.
On December 20, local time, the Dutch government took the lead in issuing the “no-fly order” to the UK: from December 20 to January 1, 2021, flights carrying British passengers are prohibited to arrive in the Netherlands.
Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy and Switzerland all blocked flights from the UK, while Belgium suspended trains, including Eurostar, between the UK and the continent.
Canada has banned passenger flights from the UK indefinitely from midnight local time Tuesday, with the exception of major European countries, CBC reported.
India’s Civil Aviation Ministry said on social media Monday afternoon that all flights to and from the UK would be banned from December 22 to 31.
In the Middle East, Israel, Turkey, Kuwait and other countries have also taken relevant restrictions.