Covid-19

UK's neighbours close borders

A slew of countries closed their borders to Britain on Monday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain.

A slew of countries closed their borders to Britain yesterday over fears of a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, heightening global panic, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of food shortages in Britain days before the Brexit cliff edge. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said yesterday that Britain is working closely with other countries to minimise transport disruption.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 22, 2020, with the headline 'UK's neighbours close borders'. Subscribe