No fewer than 45 countries have suspended flights from the United Kingdom (UK) as the nation experiences a surge in new COVID-19 cases. It was gathered that a new strain of the virus has moved across southern England.
Channel TV reports that Scotland had already closed its border with the rest of the United Kingdom.
Legit.ng reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, December 21, said Nigerian authorities were aware of the calls to restrict international travels due to the discovery of new strains of coronavirus in some countries.
Boss Mustapha, the PTF chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), explained that the task force, as well as aviation and health authorities, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), were assessing the situation closely.
Below are some of the countries that banned travel from the United Kingdom:
7. Hong Kong
8. the Netherlands
15. Baltic nations Estonia,
26. the Czech Republic.
33. South Africa.
34. Saudi Arabia
43. Latin America
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government said that just like many nations, it may be forced to impose a ban on travel to some parts of the world due to the new strain of COVID-19 which is rampant in the United Kingdom (UK).
It was reported that this was revealed by the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday, December 21, in Abuja.
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